The small town of Covilhã at the foothill of Serra da Estrela is the epicentre of the street art scene in Center of Portugal. WOOL is also the name of the first festival for street art in Center of Portugal, which has been held annually since 2011 with the help of many local volunteers.
The driving force behind the festival is Lara Seixo Rodrigues, who was born in Covilhã, studied architecture in Lisbon and has since become an internationally recognised and sought-after expert. For example, she is also the curator of a street art festival designed for senior citizens in Aberdeen, Scotland. Her successes can be seen: in the meantime there is not only a street art route through Center of Portugal, but also an official street art route through Covilhã, which leads to 40 works of art. And the organisers of the WOOL festival are also active in other cities in Portugal and abroad.
The WOOL Fest celebrates this year its 10th anniversary. The edition will take place from June 26th to July 4th in Covilhã.