Montesilvano, a small seaside suburb outside Pescara in Abruzzi, is home to a beautiful new street art fest called the Pulpa Festival. A small snippet of their mission statement from the official website (translated from Italian):
The change is the only constant, the scenarios are changeable and the innovations are involuntary. Right now we can create a new identity for reality…Harmonize yourself with what is around you. Be fluid!
Pulpa Festival: Volume 2
The most recent edition of the Pulpa Festival took place September 17-18, 2022, and featured 22 artists creating incredible art over 200 meters of wall underneath the train tracks.
Free & Boat
Pulpa Festival: Volume 1
Even more exciting than finding an entire wall of street art, was discovering the first edition of Pulpa from 2021. Sitting above the city, this massive 320 meter stretch of wall has some amazing pieces from 18 artists.
Get Out by Alessandra Carloni
Il Ragazzo Del Vento by Giopeluso
Pulpa Girl by Andrew Tosh
Water Me by Spatt
Kiss From a Rose by Solo
Nature Master of Art by Diamond
Nothing Happens From Nothing by 104Crew
A Sacred Crocodile
Dharma: The First Breath of Your Second Life by Carlo Alberto Giardina
Bees…Or Not To Bees by Urban Kofa
Every Man Is An Island by Urka
Il Giallo Del Blu Scomparso by Zot19
Down the Rabbit Hole by Luca Font
Mea Pulpa by Mister Thoms
Bip Trip Chic by MrFijodor
M.T.M by Nicola Alessandrini
Endless Summer by Raul 33
Human Power by Samuele Romano
How Beautiful Our Planet Is by Isiderio
Elsewhere Around Town..
This is a fun series of sports themed pieces found on the local stadium in Montesilvano.
Here’s one final one that I found on the way back to the train station by Urban Kofa.
I hope you enjoyed this tour of this unique city. I’m looking forward to returning for the third edition to enjoy watching what the artists create in real time.