Festival of Live Statues

Festival of Live Statues is the first festival of static art in Slovakia.

On 1 - 2 August 2020 the city center of Spišská Nová Ves will come alive once again and for two days we will have the unique opportunity to see the famous living statues Big names. Other artistic groups will feature in the accompanying program.

For the first time the festival took place in Spišská Nová Ves on 1 - 2 September 2017.

The idea to organize the Festival of Live Statues comes from the artistic director Radovan Michalov, who is also the author of the Big Names. Each year they are the main program of the Festival.

The Big Names project had its world premiere in March 2015 in Istanbul and has toured around the world - Hong Kong, Singapore, Dubai, Qatar or closer to home Copenhagen and Paris are worth mentioning.

You could see Big Names in Slovakia in the final of the famous show Czecho-Slovakia has talent.


A handy festival guide that helps you find statues in the square and introduce you the personalities they represent. Available in Slovak and English.

IPhone and iPad users can find and install it on the App Store » »

and for mobile phones and tablets is available on Google Play » »

Photo: Matúš Lago
Video: Flux films

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