Snösätra Graffiti Park has become known worldwide as one of – if not – the largest graffiti (or street art) exhibition. South of Stockholm, it has transformed a once abandoned industrial area into an ever-changing gallery of artists, both famous and not.
While it takes a bit of effort to get to (I took a car ride service but a metro stop is within a 10 minute walk), it’s entirely worth it. When I was there, I nearly had the place to myself. I walked leisurely along the nearly mile long gallery and marveled at the variety and creativity. Seemingly every nook and cranny was treated as a canvas. From buildings to boats, padlocks to abandoned tires, everything had been altered by color. The artwork is always changing and being witness to a snapshot in time makes it all the more curious and special.
Whether you like street art or not, Snösätra is a worthy alternative to a traditional museum. It provides an opportunity to consider a different perspective on art and culture from those artists who’s work is least likely to make it into a gilded frame.