A 30th edition of “Art in the City” in Tournai

The City of the Five Bell Towers will be invaded, from September 25 to October 30, by the 30th edition of “D’Art dans la ville”. This great event offers the public a large number of activities related to art and culture.


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Dn September 25 to October 30, the 30th edition of “D’Art dans la ville” will take over the City of Five Bell Towers and the villages of Grand Tournai. Throughout the event, the public will attend a series of free activities.

Like every year in October, and for the thirtieth consecutive year, art will invade the city of Scaldéenne. On this occasion, the public will be able to walk through various cultural spaces in the city of Tournai to admire works and creations in different fields such as sculpture, painting, drawing, photography… These 43 exhibitions will be presented free of charge in places cultural and patrimonial, art galleries, in private homes, in unusual places or in the curve of a street to offer the visitor a panorama of current art. This festival of the arts in the city aims to promote synergies between the different actors and leaves plenty of room for young creation and the integration of new technologies.

Throughout the events, the public will be able to attend endless activities that include openings, inaugurations, performances, storytelling walks, meetings with artists, guided tours, workshops… For this edition, more than 200 artists will be present. Events will be presented at 37 exhibit venues.

Architecture, sculpture, engraving, painting, drawing, collages, comics, engraving, lithography, photography, digital arts, video projections, street theater, ceramics, tapestry, textile arts, plastic arts, narration and storytelling will be some of the many topics covered. There will be something for all tastes and all ages. A brochure with a map and a catalog will help visitors not to get lost in this labyrinth of cultures and images.

On the other hand, the heritage of Tournai will once again be highlighted during this 30th edition. Indeed, through the exhibitions, the public will have the opportunity to (re)discover some of Tournai’s museums, the Saint-Brice church, the Tournai tapestry workshops, the medieval cellar of the Tourist Office and the Red Fort (12th century tower). of the 20th century), but also industrial sites and exhibition spaces (Fresh Showcase, Tréteau, etc.).


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