Istanbul’s street art scene ‘growing day by day’

10/12/2016 (Hurriyet – Turkey): Only a few hundred meters to the next art piece, says the cell phone map, while walking along İstiklal Avenue. Suddenly it is there; colorful words and images bursting through the building’s facade, making it hard to imagine the gray wall without it. Throughout Istanbul, there are many more places like this. The Street Art Istanbul App, which guides users around the city to discover the art of the streets, suggests over 50 locations; often hidden away in the backstreets. The street art scene in Istanbul is growing, and according to Sinan Sökmen, it will only continue to do so. He is the managing director of Istanbul Tour Studio and in collaboration with the app, he organizes tours throughout the city, showing tourists street art in neighborhoods such as Cihangir, Galata and Kadıköy-Moda…



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