Art Omi, Ghent

11/17/2020

Art Omi, Ghent

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It may be a bit of the drive from the central Capital Region but the beautiful artistic walkthrough that you get at Art Omi is totally worth it!

Art Omi is a nonprofit international arts organization (Wikipedia) in Ghent. It was founded in 1992 and still offers artist residency programs. If you’re not an artist, you can still visit.

The entire experience is free which means it’s perfect for the whole family to get outdoors. You can start and end where ever you want and all of the art, in grasp, can be touched. It’s crazy to think that these huge pieces were created by someone. I’m always amazed by artists and their ability to take something from their brain and make it exist.

One of my favorite pieces was the skateboarding bowl. At first, we thought the kids skating on it were damaging the art but that’s exactly what it was for. Another favorite of mine was the melted M&M’s (which took me a second to figure out what they were). The other was a concrete grocery list just because of the randomness.

The map is a little complicated to follow but you can’t really get lost, you may just miss a few pieces. They change every so often so take a look at what’s there on their website.



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