Many people visited the center of Bergerac (Dordogne) to see the art of street artists as part of Art Tak Festival. Five artists were invited to create frescoes at five locations in the city's first edition, which ran from Thursday 26 May to Saturday 28 Mai. The long Ascension weekend was a great motivator for the crowds, and the weather was particularly good.
Alex Verdenne, one festival organizer, rejoiced that "there are many people and people are really joyful." We have had no negative feedback, zero criticism. It offers a new vision of street art. Julien Vallat (the founder of the event) confirms that he distributed 3,000 leaflets as of Friday. It will be necessary to plan for double the number next year. The association also had at most twenty members.
We are also happy for the artists. Many were impressed by the warm welcome they received. The organizers know this is not an issue and are already planning for the next edition. They still hope to attract many talented artists.
Stom500, a graffiti artist, says that this festival offers an opportunity to meet other artists. We meet at the bar in evening and hang out on the wall during the day. "Some people have been friends for many years, while others are just starting out.
Arkane's monumental portraits, which are exhibited in New York and Mexico, said that "I started with RNST." When I was 12, he taught me how hold a bomb. I was the youngest member of the gang. It's always great to see you again.
They should be left in place for many years, as long as they're not damaged or covered. They can be completed during the next festival editions, which we hope will prove to be as beautiful or even better than the first.