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The «València Art and Design Walks» routes are born


The «València Art and Design Walks» routes are born

València Art & Design Walks is a new cultural leisure proposal open to the public that seeks to get to know València from a different and avant-garde perspective. The art and design walks through the streets and contemporary art galleries of the city will be led by artistic performers passionate about transmitting the creative essence of València. In addition, attendees will have the opportunity to experience exclusive meet&greets with local artists and creators. Lasting two hours, they will be held on Friday afternoons and Saturday mornings, in Spanish and English.

At a time when València emerges as an epicenter of art and design after its designation as World Design Capital in 2022 and chosen as a City of Design by UNESCO from 2023, these routes become an essential activity for locals and visitors. Promoted by Turiart and in collaboration with Fundació del Disseny de la Comunitat Valenciana and LAVAC, Association of Contemporary Art Galleries of the Valencian Community, they have the advice of José Luis Pérez Pont, cultural manager and art curator.

«Design, an engine of innovation and competitiveness, contributes significantly to the GDP or employment of our Community from its intensive sectors. But in addition to its economic impact, in these years of creative effervescence Valencia has also been able to verify and quantify the effect it has on the city brand, on its urban planning and the experience of those who live there and visit it, in addition to building identity and therefore heritage. Therefore, the anomaly was probably not having routes dedicated to highlighting the most outstanding design elements of our city until today». – Xavi Calvo, director of the Design Foundation.

The official presentation of the routes took place on Friday, March 22 at the Territorial College of Architects of Valencia, bringing together leading figures from the world of art, design and Valencian tourism. The event was chaired by the executive director of Turiart, Marta Templado, together with the director of the Fundació del Disseny, Xavi Calvo, the president of Lavac, Rosa Santos, and Jose Luis Pérez Pont. Attendees had the opportunity to participate in a pilot route that included stops at emblematic places such as the Espai Guastavino of the Territorial College of Architects of Valencia, as well as in several design spaces such as the Cuadernos Rubio store, designed by the interior studio Masquespacio , and Casa Clarita, the hotel created by Jaime Hayon. The contemporary art galleries Set Spai D’Art were also visited with the exhibition “Noyo?” by Olga Diego and Shiras Gallery, where the exhibition’s own artist, Nuria Rodríguez, explained her work “Escala uno es a mil.” The pilot route culminated with a tasting of the exquisite Valencian truffles Trufas Martinez, accompanied by the Valencian cava Alegría, from the Pago de Tharsys winery.

«València Art and Design Walks represents a new chapter in the tourist panorama of Valencia, fusing the cultural wealth of the city with its avant-garde design and contemporary art. Turiart hopes that this initiative will not only be valued by the local public but will attract visitors from all over the world, and inspire a greater understanding of Valencia’s creative wealth». – Marta Templado, executive director of Turiart.

Design, culture and art tell the new story of València, where both design and local creativity have been key as the main attractions when visiting the city.

Route reservations are now available at this link.

More information: / Tel. 963520772- 657047739 /

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