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Los Encuentros de Arte del Valle del Genal 1 - 16 August 2022

This biannual event takes place in the tiny village of Genalguacil in Malaga province from the 1st - 16th August 2022

By Nick Nutter | Last Updated 29 Jun 2022 | Málaga | Events
Los Encuentros de Arte del Valle del Genal

Los Encuentros de Arte del Valle del Genal

In the early 1990s, Genalguacil was almost depopulated. The mayor Fernando Centeno López, had a brainwave.

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A Biannual Event

Los Encuentros de Arte del Valle del Genal

Los Encuentros de Arte del Valle del Genal

In 1994, Los Encuentros de Arte del Valle del Genal was established. This is a biannual event that takes place during first fortnight of August, a conference in which various artists work, create, co-exist and exchange ideas and experiences. The City Council provides them with accommodation, maintenance, as well as materials, means and tools and the publication of a summary catalogue. Artists from all over the world compete to be one of the dozen chosen creators.

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Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Fernando Centeno López

The works of art become part of the town's heritage, the streets and squares of the municipality already house more than 200 pieces. Sculptures in stone, wood, ceramics, iron and cork, as well as murals, collages, paintings, photographs and other works of a diverse nature, embellish the streets, squares and alleys of the town. More are exhibited in the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Fernando Centeno López.

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Concerts and Workshops

The Genalguacil art meetings are complemented by a varied agenda of cultural activities. Musical concerts, theatrical performances, parades, conferences, and ceramics, cinema, painting and astronomy workshops.

Observatorio de la Cultura en España

In 2018, the Genalguacil town museum appeared in the Observatorio de la Cultura en España as a result of Los Encuentros de Arte del Valle del Genal, a compliment normally given to culture projects with multi million euro budgets in large towns and cities.

For programme and dates of Los Encuentros de Arte del Valle del Genal, click here

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  • Clare Taylor - 26 Jul 2022
    Briliant! Wish that many more small towns throughout the world would follow your lead… so inspiring!
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