Recent trends all over the world show, that young people tend to prefer to leave smaller villages and move to the bigger cities. In Italy studies showed, that one out of seven people leave small villages, and that was a reason for a peculiar solution in one of them. Back in 2014 the president of Civitacampomarano Ylenia Carelli, invited Italian street artist Alice Pasquini to visit the town. Carelli spotted Pasquini on television and believed that if the artist brightened up the village with her artistry, more people would be tempted to visit and stay.
STREET FESTIVAL FEVER
Pasquini was delighted to visit the town because it turned out that her now 100-year old grandfather was born there. The outcome was fantastic – a street festival called CVTà Street Fest came to be. From April to June, five artists from four different countries visit the small village in the Italian region of Molise. The goal is to use the art to boost its population along with its reputation. Even the town’s elderly people are happy to accept the live actors, and as you can see for yourself, the town is blooming
Credits: CVTà Street Fest[/caption]