AM has arrived in Stavanger on Norway’s western coast to experience firsthand the city’s annual celebration of street art that is the NuArt Festival. Despite the jet-lag, we hit the streets to get a first look at some of the murals that have already been completed and others that are still in process.

It didn’t take long to find some amazing street pieces. Close by the hotel (and actually on the hotel), we located two by Norway’s own Martin Whatson, each combining detailed black and white stenciling with explosive multicolor tags and marks.

Discuss this year’s NuArt Festival here.


Then, on the way toward the center of town, we came across Sandra Chevrier working on a mural composed of a pair of piecing eyes over top of a collaged comic book art background. Also in production, was a piece by Ella & Pitr, which consisted of plunger-wielding character spanning across two sides of a house.



And downtown, we were greeted by poignantly painted portraits of a boy and a girl by Ernest Zacharevic, as well as one of Isaac Cordal’s miniature sculptures.




And that’s just scratching the surface of all the 2015 Nuart Festival has to offer. Check back, as we’ll have plenty more soon.