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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 inaugura temporada de Arte

It’s time for art in Bilbao. Bilbao receives autumn with a cultural programme intended to awaken and feel the passion for art. Twelve galleries, museums and art galleries in the city together will present their exhibitions for this season, including over twenty works by Basque, national and international artists.

Different disciplines and styles for all sensitivities and all public, who on 17 and 18 October will enjoy a full programme of activities designed to intensely live art. It tries to attract the new generations to the art world, arouse interest in collecting and consolidating a cultural circuit, which is an urban benchmark for creativity.

Commitment to art

There will be two days of celebration in which, beside the city galleries, there will be as well the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of the Basque Country (UPV / EHU), the College of  Basque-Navarra Architects and the Law Society of Biscay. Studies of architecture, decoration and design, restaurateurs, local art and vintage items will contribute equallyto this proposal, with artistic interventions, workshops, storytelling and exhibitions. A celebration of culture, which invites to go out, get into the galleries, visit museums, participate in tours, enjoy outdoor concerts, attend workshops taught by professional audiovisual animation …