To put yourself in the shoes of a graffiti artist, what better place than a city like Sainté?
Thanks to the region’s industrial past, graffiti artists and co have plenty of scope to express themselves. When it’s not an abandoned factory providing them with a canvas, it’s a local festival, the SAFIR* in Roche-la-Molière. Sometimes, the city actually provides a wall. The M.U.R. Saint-Étienne is a giant art wall installed right in the street (rue du Frère Maras, to be precise), which invites a different guest artist to fill the space every month. That’s how we are in Saint-Étienne, we like big art. Very big even. Ella and Pitr, does that ring a bell? Their giant works, often ephemeral and anamorphic, can only be admired if you stand well back. You see, more locals inviting you to change your point of view…
*Street Art Festival in Roche-la-Molière
All the info on how to get there: www.stephanois-hors-cadre.fr