• Art & Culture

UPAW collected € 25 000 for the Prince Albert II Foundation

16 October 2019 - 10h45

The third edition of the Urban Painting Around The World took place last June on the port Hercule. At the end of the auctions of the works created, €25 000 were collected for the Prince Albert II Foundation (FPA2). The objective is to contribute to the realization of the project for the safeguarding of chimpanzees in Uganda.

Panthers, sharks, whales, orangutans and many species have decorated the walls made available for the event. With the theme “Endangered animals”, this edition was also the seat of the first street art contest for middle school students in the Principality, at the request of the students during the 2019 communal junior project. In total, € 25 000 were thus paid yesterday to the FPA2. The check presentation took place in the presence of Bernard Fautrier, special advisor to the Prince for the environment, Olivier Wenden, vice-president of the FPA2, Marjorie Crovetto Harroch, 2nd deputy mayor in charge of the environment, Aude Larroche -Ordinas, representing the Tourist and Convention Authority and Alberto Colman, organizer of the event. It is with great pride that Olivier Wenden received the check and spoke to the artists and organizers: “For the foundation, it is a privilege to be able to associate with concrete events on the territory of Monaco […] thanks to this sum, we will be able to continue the project Chimpanzee, my brother of the forest. An ongoing programme, which we support thanks to you! A big thank-you.

2020, the year of renewal

For the next year’s edition, the theme will be “The planet and its colors”. And for the pleasure of art lovers, the UPAW will return to the Quai Albert I with not only ten new international artists as well as the second edition of the Street Art Junior Challenge, but also with many surprises! Including street food stalls, a basketball court 3×3 and the lengthening of the duration of the event over a week. In short, a real festival awaits visitors in 2020.

Daniela Guerra


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