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When October 7 (18-23:00), October 8-9 (13-23:00), October 10 (13-18:00)

Where Station-Berlin, Halle 5, Luckenwalder Straße 4-6, Kreuzberg, U-Bhf Gleisdreieck, Tel 0157 7388 1151

How much €8

Background In 2009, Marco Schwalbe – street-artist and owner of Berlin-Munich mural gallery Intoxicated Demons – launched Stroke, the first art fair devoted to urban art.

In a nutshell Painting, advertising graphics, comics, graffiti and sticker art are all displayed at the world’s only street-art fair. Sponsored by the likes of Prinz and Slanted magazines, video-blog Freshmilk.TV and design/street culture mag ArtSchoolVets.

New this year After two years in Munich, Stroke.03 is taking place in Berlin. This time, Stroke has commissioned 10 blogs to create graphics of their urban world.

The vibe In the words of the organizers: “The exhibited art comes from the street and hasn’t forgotten and doesn’t deny its origins. Doing away with methodological and content boundaries, we’ll present contemporary themes like politics, culture and also lifestyle, advertisement and urban life.”

Rules of the game Any gallery, art co-op, magazine or publishing house focused on urban art can exhibit at Stroke; exhibition spaces start at €300.

The numbers 2100sqm / 24 galleries / 10,000 visitors (2009)