From a drug alley to an art center
Kopstraatje, a small street between the Kammenstraat and the Nationalestraat in Antwerp, was known for years as the home base of taggers, drug users, and addicts.
In September 2012, however, this changed when artists gave this notorious alleyway a great makeover during a three-day graffiti jam, an initiative of Sketchual consisting of volunteers from youth center Kavka. At the initiative of the Kop organization, the Artists Supporting Platform, the Kopstraatje was further embellished in the autumn of 2014 by the Brazilian Onio, assisted by illustrators El Neoray and Vagabundos.
|Picture by Fred Romero|
Do you want to see special graffiti art in Antwerp? Then this is the place to be. Free to visit, close to the city center and very near to the famous Fashion Museum.