Watou
arts
festival

The 40th edition represents movement, harmony, humanity and intensity. ‘Watou 2021’ is as an outstretched hand to experience poetry and visual art with brains, senses and feelings, thus being filled with the multi-layered nature of art. ‘Watou 2021’ starts from within mankind himself. The curators ask themselves the question: What is our role and position in this world?

It's all good here!

The Watou Arts Festival pitches its tents in the art village of the same name just past Poperinge, near the French border, every summer. Poets and visual artists, up-and-coming talent and established values, from home and abroad, always provide a wonderful experience in characteristic exhibition spaces: an abandoned mansion, the cellar of a brewery, … A unique artistic experience arises from the convergence of visual art and poetry in surprising spaces, full of character.