Landeshauptstadt Dresden - 06.07.2016 14:09:51 Uhr 11.08.2020 05:10:35 Uhr
The LackStreichekleber Urban Art Festival Dresden offers a chance to see people putting creative, innovative ideas into action. © LackStreicheKleber
© LackStreicheKleber

A summer breeze for your body and mind

Though the sun blazes down in the daytime, in the evening a fresh breeze blows over the water: one of the reasons behind the success of the Film Nights at the Elbe river. The various Dresden art festivals offer a breath of fresh air of a whole different kind.


If you are looking for creativity and innovative outlooks you'll find them at the LackStreicheKleber – Urban Art Festival Dresden from 23 July to 7 August. The exciting art activities, fascinating exhibitions, book and film presentations, workshops and discussions will also offer the public an insight into Dresden's colourful, varied urban art scene.

From 1 July to 25 September, the OSTRALE – International Exhibition for Contemporary Art will be taking place at the Messe Dresden trade fair, now for the 10th time. Young, talented artists of every genre who have not yet made a name for themselves will be expressing themselves alongside exhibitors who are already internationally acclaimed. In 2016 the participants will present their ideas and inspire visitors on 20,000 m2 of exhibition space based on the topic “error:X”.

Already 19 years old and still showing no signs of growing up: the Scheune Schaubuden Sommer from 7 to 17 July is like a Wonderland. During this international summer festival, performance artists, dancers, musicians, comedians and puppeteers will present their skills in enchanted tents in the garden of the Scheune cultural centre, in Dresden's Neustadt district. At the same time, major events will take place at the Thalia cinema, in the GrooveStation and in the Projekttheater, including performances by the well-known entertainer Annamateur, the duo The Fuck Hornisschen Orchestra or the Russian dance company DEREVO: a pick-me-up programme!

“SILBER” is the name that Dresden photographer Günter Starke has given his current show in the Kraftwerk Mitte Dresden exhibition hall. Visitors have until 30 July to take a trip back in time to or imagine themselves in Starke's Dresden.

Opening times: Tues–Thurs 4–7 p.m.; Fri/Sat 3–7 p.m.; Sun 2–5 p.m. or on request, or when events are taking place.