After an unusually quiet summer this 2020, art lovers in Barcelona finally have something to get excited about! A weekend full of art and creative activities launches today with the Tallers Oberts de Poblenou and Barcelona's Gallery Weekend.
Immediately following the weekend, you can enjoy a decentralized Mercè Festival with numerous outdoor art activities from September 23rd through the 27th. As always, the activities are free but capacity is limited. It is essential to make reservations this year.
Tallers Oberts de Poblenou
One of our favorite cultural activities each year is the Open Studios in the Poblenou district. The events consists of workshops, art installations, talks, exhibitions, presentations, guided tours, murals, live art and music and more. It's one of the best ways to discover local artists, see their latest work or work-in-progress and interact with them directly.
This year the event includes online as well as face-to-face activities with a limited capacity (some activities need prior reservation).
The artists and spaces to check out are the following:
Visit TallersObertsPoblenou for the full programme.
Barcelona Gallery Weekend
Barcelona Gallery Weekend is an annual four-day event promoted by the association Art Barcelona open to all the galleries of the city and its outskirts. It gathers a general programme of exhibitions in art galleries and a parallel programme of guided visits by the gallerists, artists and curators, performances, talks, presentations and other special activities around contemporary and avant-garde art. From 17th to 20th September 2020 it will celebrate its sixth edition.
Barcelona Gallery Weekend reaches different types of audience:
The Public Programme is aimed at all citizens of Barcelona and its surroundings. Art lovers who want to discover the city's artistic offer can visit all the exhibitions, attend the openings, special activities and presentations that take place during the four days.
The Professional Programme is mainly aimed at collectors, art critics and representatives of local and international institutions. BGW designs personalized guided tours for our professional guests, so they discover the artistic proposals of Barcelona and celebrate together the opening of the new season. Moreover, the professional programme features social events and meetings to find information and exchange points of view with gallery owners and the event collaborators.
Artévete Programme is designed for all those who are considering to start acquiring artworks. With the aim of promoting a closer relationship with the art market, Artévete offers an agenda of talks with buyers and other agents in the sector, guided tours to collections and social events during BGW2020.
La Mercè Festival 2020
And last but not least, immediately following the weekend full of art in Barcelona, you can join the cultural and artistic activities of La Mercè.
Just seeing the festival poster, you know that it will be celebrated 2020 style—the year of the pandemic.
Those who want to take part in the activities in person can make a reservation from Monday, September 14th through the Mercè website or the Mercè 2020 mobile phone application. Each person with a valid email will be able to reserve up to five tickets for each day of programming to attend the shows of the Mercè Arts de Carrer (MAC Festival) and those of the Festa de la tradición. In total, 50,000 seats are made available to the public to attend street arts shows and traditional activities in person.
We hope that you're able to get out and enjoy plenty of artistic and cultural activities in the coming days! Tag @FrikiFishBCN in your posts so that we can help share the events with the Frikifish community.