In pics: Initiative converts Ismailia streets into art pieces



Tue, 11 May 2021 - 04:41 GMT


Tue, 11 May 2021 - 04:41 GMT

Initiative converts Ismailia streets into art pieces

Initiative converts Ismailia streets into art pieces

CAIRO – 11 May 2021: An initiative was launched in Ismailia governorate, aiming to transform the streets into a masterpiece, by painting on street fences, kiosks and electricity transformers.


“The idea of the initiative began at the time of the opening of the new Suez Canal, and at that time the electricity stalls and transformers were painted in Ismailia streets,” said Artist Raed Galal, the director of the artistic activities at Suez Canal University, and the supervisor of the initiative.



Galal added that dozens of children artists participate in the initiative. The initiative has recently started to paint the Railway fences in Ismailia city, after it has been abandoned.


The initiative aims to revive its slogan “Ismailia more beautiful,” through these paintings that leaves a positive image of Ismailia in the eyes of its visitors.


He further explained that the initiative includes other phases that precedes the painting phase, including: removal of waste and remnants of the fence, and raising the efficiency of the street light posts.


Similar initiative kicked off months ago in Aswan, southern Egypt.


Two Egyptian artists Maha Gamil and Ali Abdel Fatah have started an initiative to beautify electricity kiosks in their home city of Aswan, in Upper Egypt.



The initiative aims to turn the electricity enclosures along the Nile River into artistic paintings.


The paintings reflect a positive image of the city of Aswan, in addition to featuring its popular tourist destinations.



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