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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, con mucho arte!

Bilbao organizes the third edition of “Arts Weekend,” which will be held on May 15-16 with an ambitious cultural and leisure program designed for all ages.

The most urban and creative art will be present in the streets of Bilbao, open to citizen participation proposals, the true protagonist of this event.

SpY, first figure in the world of graffiti, GRIP FACE, founder of the “SUA RUA” project and Collective Democracy, known for itscommitment to action, will bring their claims to Bilbao.

The Basque city will also host the most innovative and committed initiatives by Atlas Project, Carlos Baudilio, Jesus Jauregui and Fernando and Vicente Roscubas

Bilbao Guggenheim Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts, the Ría de Bilbao Maritime Museum and Rekalde and Ondare galleries will join the event with free admission and extended opening hours.

Galleries and exhibition spaces will feature artists such as Kisito Assangni, Ranieri, Carmen Bustamante, Ferreño, Marta Serna, Plademunt, Garcia Ergüin and Miguel Garai.

Ensanche’s trade and catering businesses will play an active role in the “Arts Weekend”, which will also involve private entities such as Iberdrola and BBVA.

Students of the Faculty of Fine Arts at the University of the Basque Country will display their interventions in different parts of the city, which will host workshops, conferences and round tables.