The sixth edition of the festival takes place between Thursday and Sunday, in the city and village of Izeda, and the municipality of Bragança, as the host, “this presents an innovative approach, with “an unprecedented intervention, the first national work of art generated through artificial intelligence.”

“For the first time, a national work of art will be produced, in mural painting, whose image will be generated through artificial intelligence and reproduced by Project Noise,” indicated the mayor, Hernâni Dias.

The contributions to create this work were collected from students from different schooling levels in the municipality, who responded to the challenge “How will Bragança be in the future?”

The most creative responses to the way the younger generation sees Bragança “will be interpreted through artificial intelligence and computer-generated images.”

“The realization of the urban art festival always had the aim of promoting Bragança, involving the community, rehabilitating spaces, and creating a more creative image, this year is no exception, we involved the younger community, we appeal to their creativity and the final result will be an innovation that intends to generate new tourist dynamics”, highlighted the mayor.

Of the five previous editions of the SM´ARTE festival, there were “more than 50 interventions” in various public spaces in the city, namely works by renowned artists such as Bordalo II.

This year, new creations are planned by artists from Projeto Ruído (Draw and Contra), Virus, Third Rua, Duarte Saraiva, Lucky Hell, Trip Dtos, and students from the Professional, Practical, and Universal School (EPPU) in Bragança.

In addition to the urban art interventions, the SM’ARTE 2023 edition also features different street art such as living statues, in the historic center of the city, and a street market, in Jardim Dr. Antonio José de Almeida.


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