Welcome to Day #5 of 100 Days of Travel. It’s a new world and a new type of traveling. For the next 100 days, I’m exploring Macedonia and Albania as safely as possible. Today, I’m checking out the burgeoning street art scene here in Skopje. While mostly known for the mind-boggling number of statues, street art in the city hasn’t been represented until fairly recently.
The City Center
Tucked into a nondescript lower level of the iconic Gradski Trgvoski Centar is Skopje’s largest collection of street art. Created by local artists in 2018, it’s a beautiful stretch of artwork. Grab a coffee from one of the cafes in the mall and come down here to enjoy this unique outdoor gallery.
Click on the slideshow below to see larger versions of some of these pieces.
This mural located at Josip Broz Tito High School really stood out to me as one of the few full-size street art pieces in the city. Belgrade-based artist Andrej Josifovski created this massive piece called “People Matter” in August of 2020.
Another fantastic piece is “Tamburica” by Lonac installed on a building in Mother Teresa Square in May 2019.
Around the City
I couldn’t find much info on this project, but these concrete slab installations around the city are really interesting, almost like street art quick hits.
There’s also a very interesting mural at the MKC (Youth Cultural Center)
Here are a couple of painted mini-towers in front of Universal Hall.
And that’s enough photos for one article. I finished up my survey of Skopje street art with dinner at Baking Bread Burgers, which of course boasted some fun art of its own.