[vc_row type=”in_container” full_screen_row_position=”middle” column_margin=”default” scene_position=”center” text_color=”dark” text_align=”left” overlay_strength=”0.3″ shape_divider_position=”bottom” bg_image_animation=”none”][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ column_link_target=”_self” column_shadow=”none” column_border_radius=”none” width=”1/1″ tablet_width_inherit=”default” tablet_text_alignment=”default” phone_text_alignment=”default” overlay_strength=”0.3″ column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid” bg_image_animation=”none”][vc_column_text] [nectar_dropcap color=”#000000″] [/nectar_dropcap][nectar_dropcap color=””]W [/nectar_dropcap]ow oh wow. Tallinn street art is top-notch! Packed to the brim with character, this capital city is a street art lovers paradise, that looks to have been designed with exactly our kind in mind.

In the city for just a short time, it took no more than five minutes to find our first piece, a big mural just near the port where the cruise ships dock.

 

Mural by Tallinn Port from @himedreyben @himed_stencil
Artists: @himedreyben and @himed_stencil

Another 10 minutes (factoring in slow strolling) down the road and we’d hit the Kultuurikilomeeter, where visitors and locals can wander excitedly down a lane of fantastical features from artists around the world that were painted as part of the 2017 Mextonia Festival in Tallinn, brought together by Nueve Arte Urbano.

The Mextonia Festival and its art was a gift from Mexico to Estonia for its 100th anniversary, bringing together artists from both countries and many in between, to celebrate the love for humanity, cultural diversity and pride for Estonia as it celebrated its centennial.

As stated by its founders:

Mextonia was conceived as a dream wishing the emerging generation of Millennial artists to go into power with a dream for the future of humanity.

 

Kultuurkilomeeter Mural Art

The pieces along the kultuurkilomeeter are best left described by the festival “The Culture Kilometre whispers in our ears the importance and power of nature. Estonians are people close to the earth and everything that emanates from it. Section two of this story tells the story of Estonian and Mexican nature, creatures that inhabit forests, natural and magical, make up the multicolored spectrum of the world, on the wall of Sens, fox and wolf, engage in a multicultural dialogue that recalls we who are all different and yet very similar.”

 

Fox by sens at Talinn Kultuurkiloometer
Artist: @sens_217

 

Wolf at Tallinn Kultuurkilomeeter by @loscalladitos
Artist: @loscalladitos 

 

Rabbit by @abrilpegueros Tallinn Kultuurkiloometer
Artist: @abrilpegueros

 

Tallinn kultuukiloometer mural

 

mystical lady Tallinn kultuurkiloometer

 

Man on Tallinn Kultuurkiloometer mural wall

 

Kalamaja Street Art and Telliskivi Creative City

Kalamaja is undeniably the hip district of Tallinn. You can feel as soon as you wander around these streets that the people are chill and they care for a certain kind of aesthetic. There are sweet cafes, hipster bars, beautifully cosy and eclectic building designs and second-hand stores aplenty. Heaven.

To ensure you cover all of the quality outdoor art this area has on show, it’s worthwhile to start at DEPOO, a market area with flea markets, fresh food markets, and plenty of cafes, bars and restaurants, as well as, of course, street art. Zigzag your way around every building to make sure you don’t miss anything, and gradually make your way down to Telliskivi Creative City.

 

Telliskivi Tallinn eagle street art

 

graffiti art telliskivi tallinn

 

wall art telliskivi tallinn

 

Wall art by @artbypai Tallinn estonia
Artist: @artbypai

 

mural by @boamistura for mextonia
Artist: @boamistura

 

Mural art tallinn estonia

By the time you’ve covered the market area, you should already be heading into Telliskivi Creative City, where the same method is recommended: zig and zag. In these areas, every corner presents a new space to admire.

 

@ronmuralist at Telliskivi Creative city tallinn
Artist: @ronmuralist

 

wall art by @b0rdalo_ii in telliskivi tallinn estonia
Artist: @b0rdalo_ii

 

@izakgraffiti tallinn telliskivi
Artist: @izakgraffiti

 

@hopare1 tallinn telliskivi
Artist: @hopare1

 

Tallinn Street Art Map

While my little heart was jumping for joy at all the street art I stumbled across in my visit to Tallinn, later research (as always) highlighted that there was much I missed. To avoid making the same mistake, follow the above guide as well as checking out the Visit Tallinn map that was made with the Mextonia festival.

If you know any of the artists I haven’t tagged, please do get in touch and let me know who these fab people are so that I can be sure to credit them properly.

Until next time!

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Stephanie O'Brien

Stephanie O'Brien

Editor in Chief at Splatrs, Stephanie spends her days walking the streets of the world to capture and share the ever-changing art forms out on public display.