Cruïlla Arts


On July 5, 6, 7 and 8 the Parc del Fòrum once again hosted a new edition of the Festival Cruïlla and, with it, a new unique artistic experience in the city! 

The live art offered complement to the comedy and music program of the festival throughout its four-day duration, this year with the support of Ametller Origen and the Disseny Hub. You led your creativity fly with the Cruïlla 2023 day ticket or pass tickets and inaugurated the summer in the best way!

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Live illustrations returned to the festival this summer by the collective El Estafador and powered by Disseny Hub and the Barcelona City Council’s Department of Tourism and Creative Industries.

The offer included the first “combat” between illustrators in a photocall created live or six large murals that had been illustrated during the festival by artists such as Ricardo Cavolo, one of the most international national artists with exhibitions throughout Europe, Mexico and Canada; Amaia Arrazola, who has collaborated with brands such as Vueling or Coca-Cola and published the illustrated album Simón in 2022; Lyona, filmmaker and illustrator who started drawing t-shirts for Love of Lesbian and has ended up publishing twenty books; Emily Eldridge, American artist who lives between Barcelona and Berlin and stands out for her use of color in murals, street art or editorial illustration, among other disciplines; Asis Percales, lover of drawing and nature who has created his own style playing with the contrast between ugliness and beauty to catch the viewer’s attention; or La Mandanga.


Once again, we had the portraits of the festival’s headliners, which this year was created by the 16 winning artists of the Street Art by Ametller Origen contest: Adrián Mateo, Atena, Maga, Christian Sasa, Rice, Lalone, El rey de la ruina, Etienne Cristoffanini, Iván Bravo, Joan Alturo, Jota López, Malpegados, Martz, Paula Cabral, Pep Walls and Konestilo.

All of them were selected by a professional jury formed by members of Cruïlla, Ametller Origen, LAB36 gallery, Poblenou Urban District, Graffic Impact and the artist Marina Capdevila and competed for a prize of 5,000 euros and the exhibition of the work they create at the festival that Martz finally won.


For the first time we collaborated with the Gargar Festival, the Festival of Murals and Rural Art of Penelles, which selected two of the artists who have participated in the festival in recent years to create two large format murals in this edition of Cruïlla.

The chosen artists were Wedo Goás, participant of the 2023 edition of the Gargar who works with plastic painting and is included in the costumbrist movement, and Zeso WF, the only artist who did residence for 4 months in Penelles and influenced by the urban/old school with international recognition.


Cruïlla Arts will also presented three spectacular installations. First of all, the Llum de Saló, created by Un Parell d’Arquitectes, Clàudia Calvet and Xevi Rodeja and formed by one hundred and fifty LED bulbs, and The Great Gorila, a 6.5 meter high puppet created by the machine theater Antigua i Barbuda, which celebrates its twentieth anniversary this year. In addition, a huge floating full moon illuminated the Parc del Fòrum.

Finally, the scenographer and film director Lluís Danés designed the Estrella Damm stage, turning it into Cruïlla’s particular art gallery.

Make it artistic, make it Cruïlla!