See Body Art at the World Bodypainting Festival, Austria

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Between June and July the world’s best in body painting comes to Austria to exhibit their skills at the World Bodypainting Festival (WBF). Artist and their model(s) transform the mono chrome body into a colourful work of art in a mixture of photography, fashion, music, drama and dance.  Here you can see how body painting inspires the movies and visa versa. There are awards to be won such as the best Futuristic, Brush, Special Effects, Face Painting and many more.

The Festival has been going since 1998, and it’s the world’s largest body painting event attracting artist from up to 50 nations and over 28,000 visitors. It is held in the Austrian state of Carinthia, which is the southern tip of Austria the Alpine-Adriatic region bordering with Italy and Slovenia..

The festival is divided into three areas:

  1. The WBF Academy, with over 30 workshop classes, demos and lecture in body paint, DJ and music. Here visitors can learn how to master the different art forms from the professionals.
  2. Body Circus and side events the entertainment district of the event, which features international DJ and music artist.
  3. Bodypaint City is where the artists exhibit work for you to judge and where they will be awarded in the different categories.

During the four days of the festival you can book training body painting, SFX and airbrush, from some of the world best also in the areas of make-up and photography.  The courses are held in small groups by professional and successful instructors.

So if you are up seeing some body paint art, enjoy Klagenfurt at the Lake Wörthersee water front or enjoy the parties and music then why not put the world body painting festival in your calendar?