The World Bodypainting Festival, Body Art at its Best

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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 this year it takes place in Pörtschach overlooking lake Wörthersee a move from it previous venue in Seeboden. The event is the world’s largest body painting event attracting artist from up to 40 nations and over 28,000 visitors.

The festival is divided into three areas: a) 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. B) Body Circus and side events the entertainment district of the event, which features international DJ and music artist. C) And, Bodypaint City is where the artists exhibit work for you to judge and where they will be awarded in the different categories.

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