Watou, Belgium

Visit Watou Arts Festival

Join us for another edition of the Watou Arts Festival. Like every summer, the tiny village of Watou becomes the backdrop for an international arts festival. As always, Extremis is happy and proud to be a partner in this annual art event and to bring people together in our picturesque region with a shared passion for art, poetry and design. 

Visit Watou Arts Festival

A sense of place

Watou 2022

This year’s edition focuses on interaction between the village of Watou and the artists, on the interplay between art and poetry and breaking the boundaries between people, art and design. Each artwork is placed in a public space; it doesn’t only beautify the place, but adds an extra dimension to the site. Each piece of art has ‘a sense of place’ where it reflects the artist’s understanding and appreciation of the place, culture and traditions of the site where it is placed. 

Come take a seat

In a unique setting

Located in the Westhoek region, near the French border and right next to Extremis, it's the love we share for the countryside, art, and design that connects Extremis with the art festival. Bearing the principle of ‘sense of place’ in mind, Extremis has carefully positioned several design tables across the village. Aiming to bring people together in all senses of the word; together around a table, sharing a seat surrounded by art and together in the lovely region. 

In Watou itself, visitors will recognize familiar locations. Several new locations will provide a surprising route through the village. Watou remains the base of the arts festival and showcases the bulk of the artists and poets, and just like last year, Kasteel De Lovie will be part of the route. 

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Discover the festival yourself!

Arts Festival Watou 2022 takes place from July 2 to September 4. The festival can be visited from Wednesday to Monday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

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