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Bilbao's commitment to artistic expression is intimately tied to the shift in the model of urban and economic development.

Not only is the Guggenheim Museum able to attract the most sophisticated contemporary art shows, but both the Fine Arts Museum and Bilbao Arte Foundation have also displayed a spectacular renewal, promoting programmes to produce and disseminate art of all types.


Art in the street

Wandering around Bilbao, one can enjoy works by artists who let their imagination fly, turning the city into a veritable open air museum.

Such artists as: Salvador DALI, Eduardo CHILLIDA, Jorge OTEIZA, Miquel NAVARRO, Manolo VALDES, Jeef KOONS, Louise BORGOISE, Vicente LARREA, and many more, offer a fresh and novel perspective to a number of sites around the city.


Urban Equipment

This section covers urban elements such as benches, litter bins, tree grates, street lights, bollards, bus-stops, signage, and so on.

Discover the city's identifiers, which more often than not go unnoticed.



The concept of design is so wide and varied that sometimes the boundary between art and other artistic disciplines becomes very thin, or even non-existent.

With design as its leitmotiv, this section is intended to be a hodgepodge of topics.


Bilbao Art District

Bilbao Art District is born, a joint initiative of the galleries, museums and art major agents of the city, with the participation, support and cooperation of the City of Bilbao and the Provincial Council of Biscay.




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Bilbao Art District: “UN OTOÑO LLENO DE ARTE”

Autumn arrives decided to fill Bilbao with art from October 16 in all the galleries of the city. Bilbao Art District opens the autumn season, inviting all citizens and visitors to feel excited about culture, through the work of thirteen Basque, Spanish and international artists who will present their work in eleven galleries.

Of note, among others, is the presence of the Israeli artist Aya Eliav, who will show her collection “Aluma” at Vanguardia Gallery, Madrid-born Suso33, who will inaugurate his work in SC Gallery, and Basque Javier Arbizu and Karlos Martinez B., who will display their work at Michel Mejuto Gallery.

Different disciplines and styles for all sensibilities and for everyone, who will enjoy a full program with more than 40 proposals on October 16-17, designed to intensely live art. Museums, exhibition halls, University and public institutions add to art galleries in a joint effort that is a key to organize initiatives with a positive impact on a strategic valuable industry for the future – art and cultural industries