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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-Bizkaia committed to design

Next December 1 the first anniversary of the nomination of Bilbao as “UNESCO City of Design” will be held. A unique opportunity to value the strengths of Bilbao and Bizkaia as benchmarks of creative industries, a sector with high growth potential, totaling more than 5,600 companies and employing 16,000 professionals in the city and the Territory.

Bilbao City Council and the Provincial Council of Biscay, aware of the international projection that the creative industries offer and the support of such a prestigious brand as “UNESCO”, have organized “DWeek 2015″, an event focused on design, which will be held from November 16 to December 1, with 45 activities planned in 24 different scenarios.

Helsinki will be the guest at the forum “Cities & Design 2015″, an indispensable event that will value design as the engine of transformation of public spaces and services to help improve the quality of life and welfare of locals. Design, aimed at developing new industrial applications, will be the centrepiece of “Industries & Design 2015″, a series of conferences with Italy, a country with a long tradition in the field of creative economy, as protagonist.