Cheste, a town situated on 25 km from Valencia, has undergone a metamorphosis in recent years. What used to be an unprecedented tranquil town has now been turned into a free open Urban Art Gallery filled with works created by Spanish and international artists.
Graffitea Cheste project was born in 2016, as a collab between a Valencian Community Street Art Collective called “Wall Arttitude” ( Toni Espinar, Flug, David de Limon, TMX, Xolaka, La Nena Wapa Wapa and previously Xemayo / Demia Concept) and the local Department of Culture. The festival goes beyond the ordinary classical wall painting: during the festival days, lectures, stencils and graffiti workshops are given, and the artists can explain their works personally to the visitors of the festival.
Cheste is reachable by train (50 minutes) from Valencia-Estacio Del Nord. To admire and discover all the works, you can use the easy up-to-date online google map (click here) provided by the Festival. Duration: it took me about 3 hours.
Meanwhile, the Graffitea Cheste Street Art Festival has announced that the next edition will take place between 13-17 May (2020).
1st Edition 2016
Kob Tropical (Instagram)
“Carnal Love” by Toni Espinar (Instagram)
2nd Edition 2017
Ruben Lorca (Instagram)
“Transform” by Nuriatoll (Instagram)
“A Mi Madre” by Violetta Carpino (Instagram)
“Chicas” by EMI
“El Beso” by Dan Ferrer (Instagram)
3th Edition 2018
Koz Dos (Instagram)
“Inside Revolution” by Toni Espinar (Instagram)
“Viajes al interior- Introspecciones” by Digo Diego (Instagram)
Carlos Callizo (Instagram)
4th Edition 2019
“Lost In The New Ocean” by Deih.xlf (Instagram)
“La Freskal Fruitis Mix” by Freskales (Instagram)