Stavanger in Norway is the City of Street Art. This affluent city has an edginess to it that we were not expecting when we arrived on their National Independence Day. The city was in full swing celebrating, and we were able to enjoy this before we went on a discovery mission to find the street art of Stavanger, Norway; no mean feat as it is spread far and wide. You can read more about visiting Stavanger here.
Stavanger in Norway lies on the northwest coast of the North Sea. As the fourth largest city in Norway, the discovery of oil in the North Sea near Stavanger changed the city enormously. In saying that it looks anything but an industrial city. While it is also home to NATO’s Warfare Centre, the town looks pristine, and let’s face it ..very affluent. It is also known as, Stavanger, the city of street art. Some of the worlds most influential artists have their works in Stavanger. You will find this urban art in the most unlikely places, making it a wonderful way to discover the city of Stavanger, as you hunt down these works.
Outside of what was a very bustling city center as parade after parade occurred, we set out with a plan to discover that Stavanger in Norway is a street art capital. We wandered in and out of, and around the 19th-century streets buildings and home to the people of Stavanger in search of these pieces that we had read about.
How to Find Street Art in Stavanger
We luckily had a street art Google map of Stavanger to work from, though its accuracy was a little out of wack, but it did help us in our quest, and despite getting lost we did get to see so much more of this very appealing city in Norway.
Much as we have our Wonderwalls Street Art Festival in Wollongong, where we live in Australia, Stavanger has their Nuart Festival. “Nuart hosts an annual festival for national and international artists who operate outside of the traditional art establishment”. We were excited to see a Fintan MaGee in Stavanger because he has also painted in our hometown.
The Street Art of Stavanger & The Artists
Stavanger in Norway is the City of Street Art
These are some of the amazing pieces we did discover, and where possible we have added some details about the artists.
Featured image “First day of school” by Polish Artist Etam Cru.
Stavanger in Norway is the City of Street Art – come and be surprised.