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The Walk of Peace

On September 5th the Italian artist Luca Fruzzetti, aka Dale, exhibited The Walk of Peace, a more than 5km long art installation created to celebrate peace and mark the re-start of the arts and culture sector in Italy. 

The Walk of Peace, coming in at 5.31km is thought to be the longest artwork created by a single artist and is going to enter the prestigious Guinness World Record, breaking the previous record of 3.3 Km set in the USA. 

From the italian town of Forte dei Marmi to Massa, which is a City for Peace, the seafront path and cycle lanes have been transformed into a giant coloured rainbow with thousands of painted butterflies.

In a moment of complexity caused by COVID-19, the colourful public artwork is an expression of hope for the future and a journey into the colours of peace. The artwork represents a universal message of solidarity and optimism and deals with different contemporary themes such as peace and hope, empathy and diversity, culture and environmental sustainability.

The project took more than 5 months to complete and has been supported by Italian companies, the Region of Tuscany and the cities of Forte dei Marmi, Montignoso and Massa. 

To make International Day of Peace, on 21st September 2020, the artwork was exhibited at the Colosseum in Rome.

The exhibition has been supported by International Organisation Colors For Peace, which promotes children’s art to reduce cultural, social and economic disparity.

Credits: Photos- Dale Art Heritage

Video- TimelapseLab and Dale Art Heritage