Street art in Casablanca, Morocco

From 25 June to 1 July, three international and one national street artists took to the streets of Casablanca to brighten up the white city (Dar Beida as it is known locally and translates in local dialect) as part of EAC-Boulevard’s annual Sbagha Bagha street art festival.

Now in its fifth year, each artist, Werc from Mexico, Roa hailing from Belgium, Danae from Canada, the Skefkef collective and Ed representing Morocco, brought a unique artistic style, but with a common theme – integrating their fascination with animals and art. The result? A street-art trail in the economic hub of Morocco. Scattered throughout the downtown core, the Skefkef Collective has left their mark on the former Spanish church Buenaventura in the Casablanca medina (definitely worth a visit to the church and wander through the ancient medina), Danae on Boulevard Zerktouni and Ed on Boulevard Moulay Youssef (both main thoroughfares in downtown core).

And for visitors setting out to see the installations, Sbagha Bagha has created a wonderful map available on their website, making a self-guided walking tour possible.

Other work I’ve done concerning street art
Lonely Planet recently commissioned me to write a street art walking tour of Rabat. Many travellers overlook Rabat, or allocate a stop-over lasting mere hours, but in my opinion the city is interesting in its own right. And now with a street art scene that’s bubbling, there’s more to see than just the historical sites every guide book writes about. If you’re a brand looking for Morocco-specific content (written, developing tours, consulting), get in touch to discuss how we may be able to work together.

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