Italiano Francese Spagnolo Comune di Petrosino Comune di Petrosino

The project

Art’s Oasis” is a competition aimed to launch a cultural and social process that educates the citizenry to take their public spaces (abandoned and degraded) back, thanks to their participation in choosing the artworks.

Art’s Oasis” is presented, in general, as an active tool of the urban regeneration and requalification policy for the local areas under redesign. In particular, it represents the planning tool for a series of operations for the recovery of marginal and degraded areas that do not match with the social and cultural needs of the town.

Art’s Oasis” represents the hope to give a new essence to the town, to allow it to re-enter in the international tourism circuits connected to the contemporary art. The goal is cause a cultural shock aimed at the creation of the Advanced Cultural District. A great cultural and artistic ferment to trigger future opportunities, events connected to the Prize with results in the following years, with a view to enrich the town every year with new installations.

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The 2nd edition of the competition

Art's Oasis” represents the hope to give a new essence to the town, to allow it to re-enter in the international tourism circuits connected to the contemporary art. For the second edition of the Prize, the spaces involved are the entrances to the town and the main streets.

Differently to the first one, the 2nd edition of the competition highlights the artistic and social value of street art, aiming at the promotion of the contemporary artistic language of this discipline. The requalification of buildings and other currently undistinguished urban elements to educate active citizens on how to respect the protection and safeguard of the urban public places, through the creation of murals and their consecutive preservation.

The areas of action are the facades of private buildings that will become available, overlooking on the following streets:

  1. Via Ugo La Malfa;
  2. Via Pio La Torre;
  3. Via Pietro Nenni;
  4. Via Alcide De Gasperi.




Areas of action

Via Ugo la Malfa

Via Pio La Torre

Via Pietro Nenni

Via Alcide De Gasperi