Art Ovrag festival brings big international art to a tiny provincial town

Art Ovrag (ravine in Russian) third international art festival took place in Vyksa, a factory town in the Nizhny Novgorod Region of north-central Russia. Spanish, Italian, English, Latin, French, Japanese artists gathered in a ravine outside the city, which was turned into a museum of contemporary art. During the Art Ovrag festival, which took place over three days, participants painted on fences, walls and pavement; arranged seminars, rapped, conducted dance classes and learned to make found-art sculptures.

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