World Living Statues

The Festival


The Festival

The World Living Statues Festival (WLSF) has evolved in thirteen years into the world’s most prominent festival which focuses purely on street artists who perform as living statues; an unique urban art form that continues to amaze and entertain audiences of all ages. At the moment there are about 400 worldwide professional living statues. They all joined the WLSF and form the basis of the unique biennial festival in Arnhem.

The very last edition in Arnhem and Ede is in the weekend of 4, 5 and 6 October 2019.    

  • October 4th Statues by Night Ede, 7:30 pm to 10:30 pm     
  • October 5th Parade of the Champions Arnhem, 3.30 p.m. to 5.30 p.m.     
  • October 6th, The Dutch Championships and the World Championships in Arnhem, 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm, followed by the award ceremony.

Artistic, touching and humorous

From the very beginning WLSF has had a huge appeal to young and old. Each festival edition has introduced more than 200.000 visitors to 200 artistic, eloquent and/or funny living statues. On the art form itself the impact of the festival is huge. Since John Eicke, the new Artistic Director of the International WLSF, was chosen World Champion (for the second time!), he has travelled without interruption from one festival to another all over the world.


The world as a playground

“Participating in Arnhem” says almost everything in the world of the living statue. But the many visitors also look forward to the festival. And publicity? From Australia to Canada and from Argentina to China…everywhere there is attention for the festival. This is, quite simply, the place to be for living statues!