The fall edition of Design Festa (Vol. 56) will be held in mid-November at Tokyo Big Sight — one of the number of enormous buildings in Odaiba that looks like an alien landing craft.
What is Design Festa?
Founded in 1994, Design Festa started out as a small gathering of artists hoping to create a space where anyone could express themselves, regardless of genre, profession, age, gender, or nationality. Now approaching its 56th installment, Design Festa usually sees more than 15,000 artists exhibiting over the course of two days.
What can I see and do?
This installment of Design Festa will also feature live painting artists, creating artworks on huge 8m x 3.5m canvases before your very eyes over the course of the two-day event. Afterwards, check out the expanded Workshop Area, where you can create your own one-of-a-kind artwork.
If you need a break, grab a quick bite to eat at one of the food trucks or cafes in the Food Area, then check out the Performance Area and Show Stage to see everything from fashion shows to live dance and music performances.
When and where?
The event runs from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on both the Saturday and Sunday. Closest stations are Kokusai Tenjijo on the Yurikamome Line and Tokyo Teleport on the JR Rinkai Line.Organizers may cancel events, alter schedules, or change admission requirements without notice. Always check official sites before heading to an event.