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Upaint Street art Festival raises €31,000 for the Prince Albert II Foundation

Monaco’s Upaint Festival took place on the Promenade du Larvotto in the presence of Prince Albert II until 10 June. This eighth edition welcomed the public to admire live painting by twelve international street artists.

Each artist brought their own unique style, personality and generous spirit as they used urban art to beautify Monaco’s public spaces. The festival helped raise public awareness about important environmental causes.

Before this year’s auction, 31,000 euros was presented to the Sovereign for the Prince Albert II Foundation. The money was raised during the previous edition. The festival closed with this year’s live auction, curated by the Hôtel des Ventes de Monte-Carlo

“This year, we are proud to continue our philanthropic tradition by donating the net proceeds of this sale to the Prince Albert II Foundation and, for the first time to the S.P.A. to support the construction of a new shelter for abandoned and homeless animals,” said Alberto Colman, Upaint founder.

This year’s international line-up of artists included: Alex (CA), Andrew Tosh (IT), Chanoir (FR), Cofee (FR), El Xupet Negre (SP), Harry James (FR), Juanjo Surace (AR/SP), Mathieu_1976 (FR), Mr. One Teas (MC), Nina Valkhoff (NL), Piskv (IT), and Sven (FR ).

On Sunday 9 June, the festival held its fourth junior street art challenge. Five participants worked tirelessly to create their art pieces on the theme of pets. The five young artists were presented with a trophy and a gift voucher for Fnac.

The idea for Upaint first came to Alberto Colman in 2013 after an event during which Mr One Teas did a live art performance with his partners Los Gringos. The performance sparked his interest and since then, Alberto’s goal was to create a truly unique event: a live performance of world renowned street artists over multiple days showcasing their talents for the general public and creating a unique opportunity for art collectors.

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