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Casablanca, a city of artistic expression

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Casablanca, a city of artistic expression

From the streets to the galleries…

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From the streets to the galleries…

Casablanca, a city of artistic expression

You will quickly notice that culture in general and the arts in particular are highly valued in Casablanca. Since 1956, the city has been the home to one of the nation’s two art schools, a stone’s throw away from its future grand theater in the extension of the Arab League park. In the past twenty years, several galleries have opened in the metropolis and a movement of promoting national creative work, led by great benefactors and large corporations, has contributed to showcasing local artists. If you’re so inclined, head out to the galleries and showrooms to meet artists and their masterpieces. La maison des artistes, the first artists’ platform in Morocco, references all of the artists and galleries in Casablanca.

From the streets to the galleries…

If walls have ears, we know that in Casablanca, they have beauty marks! Tags, wild drawings and wall frescoes often play around with stereotypes and catch the eye, in the back alley of Mers Sultan street, in the heart of the Europe roundabout. From the old medina to the Anfa boulevard, all the way to the “hospitals district”, the talent of street artists is on display for everyone to see. The local scene is in its early stages, but some trials have definitely given rise to some masterpieces. Whether they are graduates of Casablanca’s art school, “l’Ecole de Beaux-Arts”  or international artists passing through for a festival, the artists tell the city’s story through its most representative characters. Children, old ladies and street vendors from the imagination of solo or collective artists now adorn the walls just like pages out of a comic book, made in Casablanca.

You will quickly notice that culture in general and the arts in particular are highly valued in Casablanca. Since 1956, the city has been the home to one of the nation’s two art schools, a stone’s throw away from its future grand theater in the extension of the Arab League park. In the past twenty years, several galleries have opened in the metropolis and a movement of promoting national creative work, led by great benefactors and large corporations, has contributed to showcasing local artists. If you’re so inclined, head out to the galleries and showrooms to meet artists and their masterpieces. La maison des artistes, the first artists’ platform in Morocco, references all of the artists and galleries in Casablanca.