The Alfan Sharqy Urban Art Exhibit

Bayonia Tower, 15th St, Al Khobar Al Janubiyah, Al Khobar 34621, Saudi Arabia

Simona Bertolaso

Al Khobar

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The historic neighborhood of Bayoniya got a makeover in 2018, courtesy of a coterie of young Saudi artists who turned its streets into a giant canvas, complete with an explosion of graffiti. The Alfan Sharqy (Art is Eastern) graffiti exhibit was organized by Dawi Gallery, under the sponsorship of Princess Abeer bint Faisal Al Saud, and saw six of the area’s traditional houses transformed by a rainbow of murals, chromatic calligraphy, and abstract designs. The walls here are a reminder that exciting and transformative art can appear in the most unexpected of places.

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