Arts calendar at the coast
The Beaufort art triennial is now on its sixth edition. This year once again, it is bringing a selection of national and international artists and their works to public spaces on the seaside. Beaufort 2018 takes place between 30 March and 30 September 2018, under the direction of its curator, Heidi Ballet. She is a self-employed curator working out of Brussels and Berlin. 18 artists have made 19 top works to the nine coastal towns (excluding Blankenberge). The works for Beaufort 2018 are, according to Curator Heidi Ballet, looking at the free-thinking nature of the Coast. The strongest and unique qualities of Beaufort 2018 are the unique backdrop of the sea, the accessibility of the project, the distribution of the works along the coastline and the development of a high-quality sculpture park over the long term.
100 years after the end of the First World War, we take a look toward the future. From the harbour channel in Zeebrugge to that of Oostende, 6000 people will make up a 21-km long chain and in pairs hold a boat on the water with a hopeful message.
When: 29 June 2018
The Crystal ship in Oostende
Street art in Oostende! Throughout the city, you can gaze in admiration at gigantic wall paintings and artistic touches permanently displayed here for your enjoyment. And still more good arts news: from 7 April 2018 on, the third edition of The Crystal Ship will be held in the city.
World Wildlife Photographer in the Zwin Nature Park
The 53rd edition of the international photo exhibition titled 'Wildlife Photographer of the Year' is being hosted by the Zwin Nature Park. Fun fact the winner in the youth category, Daniel Nelon, is from the Netherlands.
When: July - October 2018 in Knokke-Heist
Summer sculptures is the collective name for the Sculpture Walk and the sculpture path by the non-profit association ArtPro Art. In July, August and September, five artists present their work at as many spots throughout the city. Ten or so artists from ArtPro Art exhibit their creations around the harbour.
When: July and August 2018
Art on the agenda in Koksijde - Oostduinkerke
- Summer exhibition by the FRAC collection
For the third time, the Kunstencentrum Ten Bogaerde is collaborating with the FRAC Grand Large - Hauts-de-France in Dunkerque. Once again, the director of FRAC, Keren Detton, is serving as curator.
Wann: From the end of June to the end of September, 2018
Where: Kunstencentrum Ten Bogaerde
- Cabin Art
No fewer than 30 artists have lent their artistic talent to a beach cabin in this unique open-air exhibition, making for 30 very different models. The theme this year is the abbey of the Dunes and the sea.
When: It runs from 19 May to 9 September 2018
Where: On the seafront of Sint-Idesbald
- Tide-ings 04
The sea as an artist - an artistic initiative in which 15 artists exhibit their work on 15 tidal poles on the beach. The tide does the rest …
When: 10 March to 30 November 2018
Where: On the beach at Koksijde-Oostduinkerke
FESTIVALZOMER MET ZICHT OP ZEE!
Voor wie muziek wel kan smaken zijn er verschillende festivals aan de Kust om van te genieten:
- FESTIVAL AAN ZEE 28-29 april De Panne
- OSTEND BEACH DANCE FESTIVAL 7-8 juli Oostende
- FAMILIEFESTIVAL BAAIBAAI 21-22 juli De Haan-Wenduine
- AFRO C FESTIVAL 10-11 augustus Bredene
- FESTIVAL WECANDANCE 11-12 augustus Zeebrugge
- DANCEFESTIVAL 12 augustus Bredene
- LEFFINGELEUREN 14-16 september Middelkerke-Westende
NOG MEER OP DE AGENDA:
- World Press Photo-tentoonstelling | 9 juni - 1 juli
- Stol : precision Landing, Vintage Air Rally | 14 - 17 juni
- North Sea Airfestival | 21 juli
- Zoute Grand Prix | 4 oktober
- Navy Days | 30 juni en 1 juli
- Film op het strand | elke donderdag in juli en augustus
- BK Offshore | 24 & 26 augustus
- Bloemencorso | 26 augustus
- Reuzenfeesten | 7-8 juli
- 40 jaar Trammelant | 4 augustus
- Afro C Festival | 10-11 augustus
- Zandsculpturenfestival | 23 juni - 9 september
- Theater aan Zee | 26 juli - 4 augustus
- Filmfestival Oostende | 7 - 15 september
- #MODEinOOSTENDE | 15 - 16 september
- Stripleuk | 24 juni
- Stripfestival | 11 - 22 juli
- Westfrontspektakel | 18 augustus
- Nieuwpoort International Boatshow | 19 - 21 oktober
- Belgisch kampioenschap Kunstvliegen | 30 juni - 1 juli
- Clics Koksijde | 12 juli - 27 augustus
- Potjesregatta zeilwagenrace
Due to the corona crisis, opening hours and timetables may vary. If in doubt, it is best to contact the entrepreneur himself.
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