Swiss ski resort Crans-Montana in the heart of the Swiss Alps in the French-speaking part of the canton of Valais, is currently hosting the first edition of Vision Art Festival. With this unique event, the region known for exceptional snow and adventure sport facilites, golf tournaments, wine and cheese production, is now putting itself on the world street art map.

After a test year in 2014 when Hebru Brantley and Icy & Sot did the first murals in the mountains, this year’s edition will produce brand new works by some 20 international artists. Artists such as Vhils, Okuda, Remed, Reka One, Angry Woebots, Felipe Pantone, Nevercrew, Greg Mike, and Chor Boogie, are only some of the privileged ones that will have a chance to leave their mark in such unique and beautiful setting. With some of the designated walls being placed as high as 3,000m above sea level, VAF 2015 shows the current popularity and endless possibilities of street art as a movement and brings it to literally new heights. From walls around beautiful towns of Crans-Montana, parking lot buildings, ski lift buildings, to huts and facilities high in the mountains, sculptural installations and workshop for kids, VAF 2015 is promising an interesting week for the participants and visitors of the festival, and the AM team will be on hand to report about it.

Photo credit: @arrestedmotion_sal.