If you just never seem to find the time to check out Barcelona's many art galleries, this Saturday June 4th, you might be able to right that terrible wrong with the Festa de l'Art taking place across the city.
This year, the special event that runs from 5pm to midnight (although galleries may have their own timetable, so best to check their website or call before heading over) is dedicated to Japan and Japanese artists, following the earthquake and tsunami that struck the country earlier this year. As such, many of the galleries taking part will be paying homage to Japanese artists - one such example is the Galeria Safia, where artists Jordi Salinas and Anna Mas will be paying tribute to The elogy of the shadow by Junichiro Tanizaki from 7.30 to 10pm.
Other participants will be hosting displays of origami, haiku and Japanese mosaic, and the public is actively encouraged to take part, so get your creative hat on. At Artevistas Gallery, there will be live guitar played by Tona Montserrat (8.30pm) and guided tours of their current exhibition 'Midlife' from Dana Ellyn.
Organised by Associació Art Catalunya and the Generalitat.