Many people think that Pasila is just a grey district. But that has now changed because of the street art spreading all over the area.
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Lively Helsinginkatu is a street full of history, culture and now also electricity box art. Colorful electricity boxes spread all way from the Opera House to the Sörnäinen metro station and some bigger street art pieces can be found on the way.
Kalasatama district is still under construction, so we had the chance to paint the first murals of the area.
After finishing the mural in Kannelmäki and continuing her journey towards southern Europe, the argentinian Milu Correch painted another piece in Helsinki. An apartment building in Kallio had requested their wall in the inner courtyard to be painted, and the shape of the wall inspired the artist to create a very special composition.
The assisted living building in the neighbourhood of Kannelmäki received a mural in June 2017 by the Argentinian street artist Milu Correch. The piece was partly inspired by the residents of the house, and it shows four of the residents in the middle of a card game.
The old railway station of Pasila in Helsinki has been the center of a lot of changes over the past year. In May 2017, just before the station will be demolished, it was that one more time when a Spanish street artist Sabek painted a large mural on the southside roof of the station.
Residents and visitors of Martinlaakso now have a new dose of colour in their surroundings in the form of a mural inspired by the neighbourhood’s forest sceneries.
In August 2017, the grey district of Merihaka received a 80 meter long street art piece on the walls of its shared courtyard, made by Essi Ruuskanen and Jukka Hakanen.
Vaasanpuistikko, Vaasanaukio, Piritori. The locals have given the square in front of the Sörnäinen metro station many names, and in June 2017 in received one more, when a street art piece covering the whole square was made.
The Polish street artist Otecki was brought to Finland to create a mural to the wall of a residential building in the neighbourhood Roihuvuori, Helsinki.
Maikki Rantala created a vibrant mural to the wall of a residential building located in the corner of three busy streets in the residential area of Kannelmäki in Helsinki.
A construction site affects how the area around it looks for years. But it also gives us an opportunity to create some temporary art and leave a mark on the urban space. And so we created art on the construction hoarding of the construction site of the mall of Tripla and the Pasila station, to brighten up the daily route of thousands of people.
Brahe Art Field -project has created a street art area, that tempts to go round from one art piece to another around Brahe sports field in Helsinki.
Helsinki Urban Art is formed by a group of professionals in visual arts, community arts and urban activism. Involving the communities and respecting the special characteristics of the places is important to us: we want the art that we create to really work in its environment and to suit the needs of the locals. We have a lot of experience in producing large murals, different sized street art pieces as well as coordinating large participatory art projects and different urban events.