Rabat – The city of Casablanca hosted the second edition of Casamouja, an urban and street art event, from July 6 to 15.
The artistic event featured urban scenes and street art productions realized on numerous building walls by talented young national and international artists, including Mehdi Annanssi, Abid Ayoub and Yann Chetelin. The artists turned buildings’ walls into mesmerizing paintings.
The event was organized by Casablanca’s Local Development Firm (SDL), whose objective is to increase the attractiveness of the city. To do this, SDL proposes events and festivals to attract local, national and international visitors.
Recently, street art has become more notable in Morocco. In January, Artsy, an American website, selected Morocco’s capital, Rabat, as “one of the best cities to be a street artist today.”
Artsy lauded Moroccan artistic diversity, saying “In Morocco’s major cities, art has been accessible on the street and in public spaces since times of antiquity—intricately patterned Zillij tiles, meticulously carved woodwork, and the flowing characters of Arabic calligraphy adorn the mosques and medinas of Rabat, Marrakech, Fez, and Casablanca.”