Lakkos is not a big area and making a dramatic change is pretty easy. Giannikou street was once very beautiful but for the last few decades, as the old people left it became abandoned. Summer 2018 is welcoming visual artists to add their individual touches to the narrow street.
Lisa Solovieva from London came to stay at the residency last summer. She has sent photos of her work which was a reaction to the mass tourism she saw on the north coast of Crete. (This tourism is avoidable if you go south).
Claudine is a French visual artist. She had never done a street mural, but got excited about the concept and ended up leaving two.
Rosemary came to Lakkos during the Heraklion municipalities street art festival. We broke away from Lakkos and made paintings in the equally lovely area of Agia Triada.
During the month of July New York artists Sharyn Finnegan offered free drawing lessons form the residency. At the end of her stay we had a group exhibition in the main house.