Street Artists Follow the waves of The Crystal Ship to Ostend, Belgium

The coastal town of Ostend in Belgium has been making preparations for some of the worlds leading International and National street artists and muralists who have descended upon the city for the second edition of the Contemporary Art Festival The Crystal Ship.

The Crystal Ship Festival in Ostend, Belgium

Earlier this year we shared a post on the blog featuring the picturesque coastal town of Oostende in Belgium. Having attended the first edition of the Crystal Ship Festival in 2016 our post highlighted the street art in Ostend and where you could find the murals and street art. 

The post also featured tips on how to get there and some other must-see sights in the city. The post proved popular with the Ostend Tourist Board sharing it across their social channels. If you missed the feature you can check out the post here — ‘Ostend Street Art And Where To Find It’.

Hookedblog will be attending the festival again this year, we really enjoyed our 2016 visit to the city and we are excited to discover the new additions to the cities walls as well as see some of the finished murals we missed last year as some of the artists (Jaz, Crycle ) were still working on their wall when we left! Most of the artists have already landed in Ostend with many of their works already in progress.

Street Artists Follow the waves of The Crystal Ship to Ostend, Belgium

The first edition of the Crystal Ship festival in Ostend has proved hugely popular with the cities Mayor Johan Vande Lanotte saying, “With over 70.000 visitors to The Crystal Ship, we did not hesitate to invite The Crystal Ship for the second year in a row, instead of bi-annually. We want to put Ostend on the map as a European travel destination in the field of public art. We have the ambition to collect 60 works of internationally prestigious artists in our city by 2018.”

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One of the many stencil pieces by Belgian street artist Jaune on the streets of Ostend from the 2016 edition of the festival.

Artists taking part in the second edition of the Crystal Ship Festival include

Alexis Diaz (PR) – Axel Void (US) – Bosoletti (AR) – Buck (BE) – C215 (FR)Hell’O Collective (BE) – Hyuro (ES) – Jaune (BE) – Johannes Mundinger (DE) – Levalet (FR) – Nelio (FR) – Nuart presents Henrik Uldalen (NO) – Outings Project (FR) – Pastel (AR) – Phlegm (UK) – Ricky Lee Gordon (SA) – Schellekens & Peleman (BE) – Sebas Velasco (ES) – SpY (ES) – Strook (BE)

The 2017 edition of The Crystal Ship will be based at Achturenplein Ostend, where you can pick up a copy of the free map that will guide you through the cities open-air exhibition.

Follow our Ostend Adventures

Hookedblog will be in Ostend for a few days and we will be bringing you coverage from The Crystal Ship Festival across our social channels so be sure to join us on Hookedblog Twitter and follow our daily adventures via our Hookedblog #InstagramStories on Instagram. 

We will also be sharing images on the blog from our trip for those of you not using Instagram, so stay tuned. And if any of our readers are planning to visit the festival please let us know and we can catch up for a Belgian beer or two!

Street Artists Follow the waves of The Crystal Ship to Ostend, Belgium

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