A Hundred Painters for Rights: the open-air spring exhibition from the 28th of April to the 1st of May
Via Margutta is a narrow, enchanted, beautiful street, located in the heart of Rome. The charming paved street is filled with unique art galleries, antique shops, fashion houses, and custom made marble shops perfect for strolling. It takes you back to one of the most memorable scene from the movie “Roman Holiday” where Gregory Peck, held Audrey Hepburn hostage in his apartment. Also, the charming street was where the director Federico Fellini, and his Giulietta Masina lived.
The 119th edition of “I Cento Pittori di via Margutta” (One hundred Painters of Via Margutta), the must-see open-air art exhibition in Rome, will take place from the 28th of April to the 1st of May. This spring’s edition is entitled “A Hundred Painters of Via Margutta – Against Denied Rights”
Each participating artist will produce a piece that aligns with the exhibition’s theme and title. They seek to showcase the world’s beauty and positivity while simultaneously condemning the denial of rights and other unjust practices that pose a threat. Art is a powerful means of communication, and the artists showcasing their work on via Margutta intend to bring attention to pressing social concerns.
Having Via Margutta as a platform to present art provides a warm authentic sphere for the public, there is no better experience than having “Rome” as a background view, and presenting endless pieces of contemporary art is the cherry on top of the icing. The art pieces include oil paintings, drawings, and watercolours in every expressive style. The encounter allows the public to chat freely with the artists and learn more about each individual piece. The arena captures the soul of previous and current artists, by keeping the historical tradition of what Via Margutta used to represent in the past by passing these values inwards in time.
The event is free of charge, accessible from 10am to 8pm, and features over 100 Italian and International artists from a variety of countries. Organized by a society called “Associazione Cento Pittori via Margutta” since 1953, the 119th edition, as always, will be a perfect rendezvous for art lovers to discover breath-taking art pieces.
28 April – 1 May 2023
10am – 8pm