Urban art festival returns to Rio with sneakers exhibition in highlights

The third edition of the Arte Core festival begins in Rio de Janeiro on Friday.

MAM, Rio.

MAM, Rio. Image by marcusrg / CC BY 2.0

The free festival celebrates urban culture with art exhibits, workshops, live music, DJs and skateboarding contests, and will take place near the grounds of Museu de Arte Moderna (Museum of Modern Art, or MAM), with main events running from 10am-8pm through Sunday the 25th. Highlights of the event include live painting by an artist and the Sneakers BR exhibit, which will illustrate the history of sneakers and their role in street culture. Read more: riotimesonline.com

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