Keran Hallit, Espoo
Concreate Urban Art is an annual festival that takes place in different locations and introduces art into new urban environments. The first Concreate festival was organized in East Pasila in 2020. This year, the festival takes over Keran Hallit in Espoo.
Concreate brings a diverse array of urban art and culture into Keran Hallit in April 2021. During the first two weeks of April, artists will work to create a unique artistic space and experience, that will not only be a sight by itself, but also provide a one-of-a-kind environment for public events.
The premises will be opened for the public to enjoy for May 2021.
Keran Hallit is a former logistics center currently operating as a space for temporary use for different associations, organizations, companies, and experiments. During the next few years, the halls will be demolished to make space for a brand-new neighborhood. Concreate Urban Art Festival will take place in a section from where the demolition will begin. Artists will create art both on the enormous walls of the hall and in smaller office spaces. Coronavirus situation permitting, the festival weekend will feature music shows, movie screenings, panel discussions, and art workshops. The final program depends on the official regulations at the time and will be adjusted accordingly.
Concreate Urban Art Festival 2021 is organized in collaboration with Keran Hallit and the City of Espoo. For more info, see Concreate’s website.