A major event in Assilah is the annual Arts Festival that takes place every summer – this showcases both visual and performing arts, and although there has been some criticism levelled at the festival in recent years over the lack of community involvement, it remains a high point on the town calendar.
And one of the most visible aspects of the festival are the murals in and around the medina walls.
Every year, just before the festival, the walls are whitewashed and – quite literally – a clean slate appears for the participating artists.
Murals are then painted on the walls in the lead up to the festival, where they remain for the duration of the year, until they are painted over in preparation for the next festival!
So even if you miss the festival, a wander around this pretty medina at any time of the year should provide you with more than a few Instagram-able photo opportunities!
all images thanks to :https://www.facebook.com/assilah.arts/