WAD (World Art Destinations) is an organization that was born in response to the growing need of new niches for the development of the art industry in the state of Quintana Roo, or anywhere else in Mexico that wishes to be recognized as an art destination. For the second year in a row, WAD is organizing the International Street Art Festival, which took place last year in Holbox and Isla Mujeres, and now hits the big city of Cancun from February 21 - 28, 2015.  

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FIAP (Festival Internacional de Arte Publico) is an itinerant festival that uses a chosen environment to allow local artists and artists from around world to converge in the same space and interpret their vision of that environment through their own unique art.  The goal is to create a social identity and to help developing a growing art destination.

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The Blue Parrot beach club in Playa del Carmen held a press conference last Friday February 6th to launch the 2nd edition of the FIAP.  The director of WAD, Jahaziel Soriano, presented the newest edition of this festival along with Ximena de Cordova PR for OVC (Cancun Convention & Visitors Bureau), Liz Rashell, art director for WAD, and Chikizz Ramone, local artist FIAP 2015.

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This year, the festival welcomes 20 local Mexican artists and 10 international artists from various countries such as Japan (Yoh Nagao), New Zealand (Aaron Glasson), Canada (Jeremy Shantz, Jason Botkin, Kevin Ledo), Argentina (Lucas Parbo), Brazil (Narcelio Grud), Colombia (Ledania, Stinkfish), and USA (Spencer Keeton Cunningham).

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The 30 artists will interpret their vision of the big city through murals (17), installations (14), graffiti (4) and urban public interventions (7). This amazing festival will take place in various locations throughout Cancun. You can access a map as well as the program on their website at http://www.wearewad.com/fiap-festival-internacional-de-arte-publico/

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And of course, the BuyPlaya crew will happily be there to discover this wonderful and unique festival that will transform this city into colorful and amazing artwork!

 

 

Photo Credit: Andrea Ruiz Perron & WAD (World Art Destinations)

 

 

 

 

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Andrea Ruiz Perron was born and raised in Montreal by a Mexican mother and a French Canadian father.  She studied cinema and photography in Argentina and Montreal, and has now been living in Playa del Carmen for a total of 6 years. Both her Mexican and Canadian roots are an important influence on her identity and how she perceives the world through her photography and writing as the Girl Friday for BuyPlaya Real Estate Advisors www.buyplaya.com

 

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