Lithuania

Vilnius street art

(Last Updated On: 26/11/2018)
For some reason I didn’t have my hopes too high when it comes to Vilnius street art. I’ve been to the capital of Lithuania couple of times before yet the creative side of it never really caught up my attention. There were few pieces here and there, especially in Uzupis, the bohemian heart of the city, but overall I didn’t have the impression of Vilnius as the street art city. When I went there again, last autumn, my mission was to find as many street art and alternative spots as possible. And, as it turned out it was a piece of cake! The center was full of street art, literally around each corner. You just have to have your eyes open to notice it!


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Where to find Vilnius street art

Even if Vilnius Old Town – the most spectacular part of the city – is full of spiritual buildings and beautiful houses it is also where a lot of Vilnius street art can be found! Small stickers, stencils, quotes or random graffiti are strewn around the place. While the main street – Pilies – looks fancy with touristic restaurants and souvenir shops a one turn left or right might take us into the rusty alley full of the creative expressions in various forms. Just few steps away from the Cathedral, on Odminiu street, a wonderful mural by local artists Jurgis Tarabilda embellishes the random wall, giving the random lane a different look. While the Old Town is very poor in murals this one is a sign the street art scene in Vilnius is growing and better times are approaching fast.

Unusual locations for Vilnius street art

On the other side of Neris river, along Olimpieciu street, couple of spots full of street art are to be found too. One of them – so called Graffiti Pier – is were it is legal to create freely. The demand is so big that the works displayed are changing very often, making it one of the greatest street art galleries in Vilnius. Other spots worth checking for some decent pieces are around Frank Zappa monument, all over Uzupis or on Pylimo street where the abandoned cinema “Lietuva” got a new life with the mural by Ernest Zacharewicz (sadly destroyed by some illegal tags).


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In last few years Vilnius has organized the street art festival that resulted in a bigger presence of this form of art in the capital of Lithuania. What I’ve already managed to find there surprised me in a positive way, just take a look!

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26 Comments

  • Reply
    Michał
    11/01/2015 at 22:32

    BEAUTIFUL! Loved the LPs near Užupis and Venus! Unfortunately we didn’t see any work near Frank Zappa – it was dark and chilly. Next time maybe! :)

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      kami
      23/01/2015 at 23:19

      The famous “don’t eat yellow snow” was next to Frank Zappa ;) this one itself is a good reason to go back ;)

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    Agnieszka /Zależna w podróży
    11/01/2015 at 22:43

    Super jest ta ALicja z krainy czarów. Czy ty masz już obcykany street art w Krakowie czy należy Cię wziąć w lutym na wycieczkę?

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      kami
      23/01/2015 at 23:20

      zdecydowanie wycieczkę poproszę! :D a Alicja z krainy czarów jest na małym, uroczym kinie studyjnym, przez co ten mural jest jeszcze wspanialszy!

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    Wandering Carol
    12/01/2015 at 16:21

    Stunning! Have yet to visit, but really want to.

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      kami
      23/01/2015 at 23:21

      Fingers crossed you will get there soon, Vilnius is such a cool city!

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    Toccara
    12/01/2015 at 22:10

    I have always disliked distasteful graffiti, however, as I travel I am starting to more appreciate street art. When done right, these works of art can really bring beautiful color to a city. We did an entire street art tour in Ghent and loved it!

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      kami
      23/01/2015 at 23:22

      I’ve never really thought of Ghent as a street art city, now I really want to return there and explore the scene! I really hate random writing but some murals are a real piece of art!

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    Meg Jerrard
    13/01/2015 at 17:11

    I’m starting to appreciate street art more and more – I wouldn’t have picked Vilnius for being big on street art, though I guess every city aroudn the world is likely to have some. Sydney I think is a stand out in my mind for a big street art scene :) Thanks for sharing!

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      kami
      23/01/2015 at 23:25

      I always heard about Melbourne being a street art capital of Australia but now you made me curious about Sydney too! I didn’t expect Vilnius to be that great so it was such a nice surprise to find all these great pieces on every step!

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    Michelle - Very Hungry Explorer
    14/01/2015 at 09:11

    That Cats Cradle picture is fantastic.

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      kami
      23/01/2015 at 23:28

      thank you :)

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    Alli
    15/01/2015 at 15:51

    This is so cool!! I love the records on the walls, so neat! When street art is presented as such in this post . . . it really makes me enjoy it. I love how unique each work of art is!

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      kami
      26/01/2015 at 21:13

      Thank you! I think that’s the best thing about street art, there are no borders in how creative and unique it can be! And the one in Vilnius was really amazing and each piece was so different from another!

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    Lauren
    16/01/2015 at 07:18

    That is actually really cool! The art is in so many different styles. I really enjoyed your photos!

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      kami
      26/01/2015 at 21:17

      Thank you! I was surprised how great and diverse the street art scene in Vilnius is!

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    Antonina
    16/01/2015 at 11:07

    Thanks for this amazing photowalk. “Don’t eat yellow snow” is undoubtedly the best :)

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      kami
      26/01/2015 at 21:20

      I know, it’s so hillarious!!! :D Thanks!

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    antonette - we12travel
    16/01/2015 at 22:21

    I just love the yellow snow one :-) we all know this yet it’s funny. Did you know that Loesje is actually from Arnhem?

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      kami
      26/01/2015 at 21:24

      I remember you told me about that :) The exactly same Loesje text but in Polish is few steps from where I live :) and don’t eat yellow snow is the best! :D

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    niesmigielska
    30/01/2015 at 16:54

    to wszystko musiało się zadziac na przestrzeni ostatnich dwóch lat, bo wilno latem 2012 pamiętam jako zapyziałe, ale przez to przeurocze. takie miasto, którego czas już minął, ale nie ma nikogo chętnego zeby zostać stolicą. i poza užupis street artu za duzo nie widziałam, a jestem na to wyczulona. zawsze ogarniam jakies wskazówki ze stron like a local itp. i jak rok temu spojrzałam na wilno (ale tez ryge, tallinn) – wow, polowy tych miejsc nie było jak ja byłam!

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      kami
      31/01/2015 at 21:21

      tam się mega szybko zmienia wszystko, chociaż dalej trochę zapyziałe to Wilno jest jednak. ale i knajpy mają fajne, i street artu coraz więcej, i klimat coraz bardziej z jajem! jakoś tak się zdarza, że co roku tam jestem i z zeszłorocznego wojaża nie pamiętam zbyt wiele street artu, a teraz takie zaskoczenie! a like a local itp uwielbiam! najlepsze miejscówki tam są!

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        niesmigielska
        02/02/2015 at 20:21

        no własnie widzę, że podobnie planujemy zwiedzanie. chociaż zdarzyło mi się naciąć na nieświeże jajo nieraz, nie są chyba auaktualniane te strony, a i moja wina że dokładnie nie sprawdzałam.

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          kami
          08/02/2015 at 21:44

          ja się właśnie zabrałam za ogarnianie warszawskiego like a local, bo bida z nędzą póki co tam była. póki co gdzie indziej większych wpadek nie miałam, co najwyżej było mocno nijako. ale zwykle kombinacja like a local + spotted by locals + use it sprawdza się znakomicie.

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