A true echo to the Metamorphoses circuit set up in 2015, the year in which Mons proudly bore the title of European Capital of Culture, and in line with the work begun by the Biennial with Niki de Saint Phalle, works of art have cropped up all over the city, pushing back the walls of traditional cultural institutions. Visitors will be able to re-appropriate the public space thus transformed.
In addition to reinforcing the dynamism and appeal of our public spaces, the frescoes will help make art accessible while reflecting a multicultural identity. These original and ambitious artistic creations are intended to get citizens and visitors to take the time to discover Mons, take a different look at our city but also to restore to certain places the identity they had lost.
“L’Art habite la Ville” [Art lives in the City] is back and will once again turn our city into an open-air museum by integrating original urban works in Mons and its villages  --  many works, perfectly integrated in the urban landscape, are already present on the territory and beautify the public space considerably.
Artists from all over the world have in fact put their creativity at the service of the town centre and the villages of greater Mons, providing some more support for our status as Walloon and European Capital of Culture, because "Art lives in the City" is also a way of making culture free and accessible to all! Residents, students, passers-by, tourists and workers will be captivated by a work that touches them.

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