Artists can showcase their talents without consequence at Brueckenkopf graffiti walls
February 21, 2019
Are you looking for unique artwork without the “Louvre-ish” long lines?
Tired of normal framed canvases with scenic hilltops and softly waving sails in the distant ocean?
The answer is the Brueckenkopf legal graffiti walls.
Located at 55252 Wiesbaden, underneath the Theodore-Heuss-Bruecke Bridge connecting Wiesbaden and Mainz, you can find walls, ceilings and stairwells covered in elaborate art in different styles, colors and sizes.
The constantly changing pieces are part of an art project dating back to the early 1990s. The area was left unused and later discovered by artists looking for a place to create their works. Eventually, it was established as an artistic project area by the Youth Office of Wiesbaden, and the area officially became a legal graffiti site.
According to the area’s website, the idea was to create “a framework and a climate to facilitate the integration of youth potential.” The Brueckenkopf legal graffiti walls allow Wiesbaden’s youth to demonstrate their art while making the city less “gray.”
Although there are spots in the graffiti area that allow the art to happen at any time, the majority of the painting occurs during workshops with other artists involved.
The rules are simple — don’t graffiti bomb anywhere else in the area, don’t litter, and no chrome paint.
The city project has added more sites to the project, but the one located near the bridge is the biggest by far.
The area is clean, not too far from restaurants and most of all, the experience will cost you no money. The art is also very family-friendly.
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