The International Street Art Festival of Puerto de la Cruz (Mueca) will present some important novelties in its 2016 edition, which, as has already been announced, will take place in some of the main streets of the northern municipality from the 12th to the 15th of may. At this point in the year, given the progress at full speed of the preparations, the Tourist City is slowly filling up with art again.
The exponential increase in visitors during the last editions poses new challenges to the organization of the Festival. During the days of celebration of Mueca, the center of the city of Porto is already a gigantic canvas through which thousands of people circulate and enjoy. Traditionally, the Festival has had two large scenic spaces, located on the Dock and in the Plaza de Europa, to which is now added a third stage with large-format programming outdoors located in the Peñón Stadium, as well as to promote the already usual scenic space located in the Plaza del Charco, in whose surroundings almost a thousand spectators can be accommodated.
The 2016 edition of Mueca will offer more hours of street art and new areas with greater capacity, thus completing a varied program designed for the whole family. Thus, the activity of Mueca will begin on the afternoon of Thursday, the 12th, with a program of performing arts in various parts of the city. Starting on Friday the 13th in the afternoon, the programming will take place simultaneously in the large spaces, and will also extend to the streets, giving shape to the already usual Calle de La Danza (before the Movement), de la Música, de la voz , or the Creative. One more is added to these thematic streets in this edition: Calle del Ingenio, with small-format performances of puppets, magic and other ingenious proposals designed for the little ones. The Calles de Mueca with the arteries that fill the heart of Puerto de la Cruz with life, the base of the Festival and this year will once again be its biggest bet.
Once again, the program of the International Street Art Festival will be made up of the best proposals from Canarian companies, from various communities in the rest of Spain and a wide representation of international artists and companies. In May we will have a new opportunity to enjoy the talent of the local creative sector, theatrical premieres, new formats and unique shows.