For the fourth consecutive year, FAZUNCHAR, which was once again awarded the EFFE * quality seal that distinguishes festivals across Europe, "not only for its wide artistic richness, but also for the involvement of and in the community where they operate", invaded the streets of the village of Figueiró dos Vinhos and the parishes that make up this unique territory, with the everlasting desire to inhabit and rethink Figueiró dos Vinhos and celebrate its cultural and artistic legacy, its traditions and its people.

This celebration began even before the beginning of the festival, in April, when the community was called to participate in the Vila Florida community action, whose name was stolen from the distinction that this territory deserved in 1998, of "Vila Florida da Europa". This was an initiative open to the community and in partnership with various cultural, recreational and social entities in the municipality, which aimed to recreate an ancient tradition of Figueiró dos Vinhos, that of making paper flowers to decorate the streets of its historic centre, meanwhile fallen into oblivion. The initiative was very well received by the community, which embraced this challenge with enthusiasm and dedication and worked hard, contributing with thousands of small handmade flowers and composed in elaborate arrangements to decorate their doors and windows, staircases and roundabouts. The result was the streets, which gained new energy, the result of the immense color and celebration of this community construction.

As usual, the 4th edition of FAZUNCHAR opened with the opening of the exhibition “ESQUECIDOS” by the illustrator Francis.co. His response to the challenge launched to carry out an artist residency in drawing in the last edition. Francis.co, with no defined direction, quickly won and its obsession with 'houses' turned into a single mission, to record the abandonment, stories, textures and reasons for a specific moment of those constructions. A time, past, brought to the present, as a visual memory, provoking reflection on its future.

For 9 days, Figueiró dos Vinhos was once again the stage and inspiration for a group of artists, national and international, of unavoidable talent and unique in their thematic and aesthetic approach, who allowed themselves to be influenced by this territory to leave their mark there. Alba Fabre Sacristán, like Malhoa, fell in love with Figueiró's light; Juan Rivas created small time capsules with his small but detailed paintings; Lourenço Providência surrendered to the charm and peace of Campelo; Arashida, in her hand-painted canvases, re-signified a local legend; Mariana, a miserável paid homage to bread and companionship on a tile panel, symbolically placed at the door of a bakery; Slim Safont left a reflection on the importance of the relationship between generations; Taquen illustrated in the herons that stop by Foz de Alge, reflections on the world, on human beings and their relationship with Nature, on the artist's own and unexpected experience in this place and in FAZUNCHAR.

In addition to the magnificent community action, in its 4th edition, FAZUNCHAR brought other great news:

  • the launch of an open call for painting a mural, whose winner was the Portuguese artist Tiago Hesp who was inspired by the coat of arms of Aguda, where the artist went to find some of his favorite colors, green and purple, the unique branches of vine and bunches of grape;
  • a literature residency starring João Pedro Vala, a young author who, throughout the edition of FAZUNCHAR, accompanied the dynamics of this party, in a collection of everyday experiences in Figueiró dos Vinhos so that he could put into words what his passage was like for this place;
  • in addition to the usual guided tours led by curator Lara Seixo Rodrigues, the long-awaited Volta dos Vinhos was added, a stroll, a competition and, in fact, just another pretext to create dialogues and bridges between all the dimensions (and traditions) that make up this unique territory;

In this 2022 edition of FAZUNCHAR, we brought back Jornal de Cordel, with daily updates of activities and message exchanges. Without forgetting the conversations with artists, the workshops and the community picnic which are occasions for much sharing, learning and celebration, such essential and special moments lived between FAZUNCHAR, the artists and the community that strengthen and strengthen these relationships.

* EFFE – Europe for Festivals, Festivals for Europe (“Europe for Festivals, Festivals for Europe”), is an initiative of the European Festivals Association – EFA (European Festivals Association) with the support of the European Commission and European Parliament.

Public Art Event



Figueiró dos Vinhos City Council


cultural place-making, concept, naming, curation, development, graphic identity and co-production


Figueiró dos Vinhos, Portugal


Alba Fabre Sacristán (Spain), Juan Rivas (Spain), Lourenço Providência (Portugal), Mariana, a miserável (Portugal), Slim Safont (Spain), Taquen (Spain) and Tiago Hesp (Portugal)


Arashida (Brazil)

Artistic residencies

João Pedro Vala (Portugal), Mariana Vasconcelos (Portugal), Miguel Oliveira (Portugal), Silly (Portugal)

Exhibition / Installation

‘ESQUECIDOS’ by Francis.co (Portugal)


Drawing over Tile with Mariana, a miserável (Portugal), Floral Arrangements with Flórida Studio (Portugal)

Community Action

Vila Florida

Twine Newspaper

Ilustrate Malhoa

Lourenço Providência (Portugal)

Guided Tours

for all - oriented by the curator Lara Seixo Rodrigues Wine Route
Rota dos Fregueses oriented by the curator Lara Seixo Rodrigues


Silly (Portugal) and :PAPERCUTZ + Ensemble (Portugal)

Community Picnic

Artworks created


Artist: Alba Fabre Sacristán (A Luz de Malhoa)

Artist: Juan Rivas (Pintura no lugar)

Artist: Lourenço Providência (Campelo)

Artist: Lourenço Providência (Sopro)

Artist: Mariana, a miserável (Companheiro)

Artist: Slim Safont (Gerações)

Artist: Taquen (Garças-reais: sobre a vida lenta, as viagens distantes e o trabalho em equipa)

Artist: Tiago Hesp (A Uva e a Vinha: sobre o brasão de Aguda)

Artist: Arashida (A Liberdade)

Artist: Arashida (A Recompensa)

Artist: Arashida (O Caminho)

Artistic Residency: Silly (music)

Artistic Residency: Miguel Oliveira (photography)

Artistic Residency: João Pedro Vala (literature)

Exhibition: Francis.co (ESQUECIDOS)

Workshop: Drawing over Tile with Mariana, a miserável

Workshop: Floral Arrangements with Flórida Studio

Community Action: Vila Florida

Twine Newspaper

Illustrate Malhoa: Lourenço Providência

Guided tours for all: oriented by Lara Seixo Rodrigues

Wine Tour

Route of the “fregueses” (parish inhabitants): oriented by the curator Lara Seixo Rodrigues

Music: Silly

Music: :PAPERCUTZ + Ensemble

Community Picnic

Artistic Residency: Mariana Vasconcelos (video)

Date: 2022 | august

Photo Credit: Miguel Oliveira

Video Credit: Mariana Vasconcelos

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Press Highlights:

Público | Fugas _ ‘7 dias, 7 fugas: do passeio à romaria, com artes e sabores na via’, 11/08/2022

Antena 1 _ ‘Noticiário Antena1’, 21/08/2022

Arte Sonora _ ‘FAZUNCHAR: 4ª edição Traz Novidades a Figueiró dos Vinhos’, 17/07/2022

Região de Leiria _ ‘Arte urbana volta a ‘invadir’ Figueiró dos Vinhos com o festival Fazunchar’, 28/06/2022

Domínio Público (Rubrica) _ ‘Fazunchar apresenta-se hoje; Superorganism revelam nova música; revelados os vencedores do FEST - Novos realizadores / novo cinema.’, 28/06/2022

Expresso _ ‘Fazunchar: Arte urbana e uma vila florida animam Figueiró dos Vinhos’, 12/08/2022

Turismo do Centro _ ‘FAZUNCHAR – Festival de Arte Urbana’, 13/08/2022

O Ribeira de Pera _ ‘FAZUNCHAR - Figueiró dos Vinhos’, 18/08/2022

Festival Finder _ ‘FAZUNCHAR’, 04/04/2022

Rádio São Miguel _ ‘FAZUNCHAR’

Mutante _ ‘FAZUNCHAR 2022’, 08/08/2022

Jornal Horizonte _ ‘Fazunchar acrescentou pinceladas de arte em Figueiró dos Vinhos’, 31/08/2022

Rádio Oxigénio _ ‘Fazunchar apresenta “Vila Florida da Europa”’, 13/08/2022

Mundial FM _ ‘FAZUNCHAR invade ruas de Figueiró dos Vinhos de 13 a 21 de agosto’, 09/08/2022

Região de Leiria _ ‘Fazunchar: Da grande parede ao pequeno detalhe há festa com flores em Figueiró dos Vinhos’, 18/08/2022

Sapo Lifestyle _ ‘Fazunchar, o festival que faz de Figueiró dos Vinhos uma obra de arte’, 10/08/2022

Observador _ ‘Fazunchar. Fazer a festa da arte em Figueiró dos Vinhos com flores, murais e a eterna luz de José Malhoa’, 12/08/2022

Notícias de Coimbra _ ‘Festival Fazunchar leva artistas a pintar Figueiró dos Vinhos’, 25/07/2022

Região de Leiria _ ‘Festival Fazunchar leva artistas espanhóis e portugueses a pintar Figueiró dos Vinhos’, 25/07/2022

Campeão das Províncias _ ‘Festival Fazunchar regressa a Figueiró dos Vinhos’, 02/08/2022

Região de Leiria _ ‘Figueiró dos Vinhos começa a ganhar novas cores com Fazunchar’, 12/08/2022

P3 _ ‘Figueiró dos Vinhos volta a ser o mural do Festival Fazunchar’, 25/07/2022

Notícias do Centro _ ‘Figueiró dos Vinhos: Vamos “Fazunchar” arte?’, 28/06/2022

Gerador _ ‘Festival Fazunchar regressa a Figueiró dos Vinhos com arte urbana e atividades culturais’, 10/08/2022

Jornal de Leiria _ ‘Figueiró dos Vinhos volta a ser "vila florida" com a 4.ª edição do Festival Fazunchar que arranca amanhã’, 12/08/2022

Jornal de Leiria _ ‘Fim-de-semana: cinema ao ar livre, artes de rua e concertos gratuitos’, 18/08/2022

Mundial FM _ ‘O FAZUNCHAR volta a invadir as ruas do concelho Figueiró dos Vinhos para a sua 4ª edição’, 27/07/2022

RTP | Jornal da Tarde _ ‘Termina em Figueiró dos Vinhos a 4ª edição do Fazunchar’, 21/08/2022