Ikvis my art: Gorcum amateur art exhibited throughout the city

Performing arts

GORINCHEM Gorinchem is bursting with creativity. Many fellow citizens do and do the most beautiful things. But few people know it. That’s why we give all the creative people a stage in June, the month of amateur art. In this way, we are in line with the national campaign iktoon. Here we put Gorcum amateur art on the map. Take a look and be amazed at the quality, creativity and fun that our fellow citizens have. Have fun on the icon!

Did you know that your hairdresser, butcher, painter, newsagent and many other Gorcumers are super creative in their spare time? It’s like rapping, painting, singing, vlogging, dancing, they seal something. Arts with a little less K. Where the fun always shines. Very nice to see and experience. But where do you find them?

In the month of June, you will find our ‘neighbors’ creative talent throughout the city. Amateur artists and associations show what they can do. Come and see and be amazed at their quality. There is a comprehensive program. With performances, workshops, exhibitions, shows, public rehearsals, open days in associations and cultural institutions. Not to mention the individual artists on the street. The city will again buzz with creativity. For the complete program and more information, go to the agenda of mooigorinchem.nl under iktoon. We lift a corner of the veil.

Effervescent program

The successes of previous years are here again. For example, Art in front of the window, the musical tour icon at full speed, and of course the Langendijk route, the crazy treasure hunt through and around places you usually never get. A program that beautifully hits the files of the many participating hobby artists and associations.


Are you an amateur artist yourself? Or a member of an association? And do you also want to show your skills under the icon? Then sign up for next year’s edition. You can do this via iktoon@gorinchem.nl

Can you taste it?

Does it start to itch when you see all that creativity? Do you also want to get started with your talent? There are all sorts of nice associations and courses in Gorinchem and the surrounding area. Opportunities enough. Take a look at sports culture.gorinchem.nl

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Gorcumse creatives in the spotlight

Art in front of the window

Painting, sculpture, decorative ironwork as well as poetry, photography and audiovisual art forms will be displayed in the shop windows in the center of Gorinchem during the month of June. Do not miss it! When: Saturday 28 May to Thursday 30 June – Where: City center (shop windows in Arkelstraat and Langendijk)

Fortes festival

The youth scene at Dijk!

Cultural festival for and by Gorinchem’s young people with: film, (street) theater, music, DJ, exhibition, dance, animation, poetry … Older people are also very welcome. When: Friday 3. June and Saturday 4 June from 15.00 to 21.00 – Where: Fortes Lyceum, Wijdschildlaan

Langendijk windows

The Langendijk route is a fantastic route through and around buildings on Langendijk. Surprising acts, music, dance, stories and more in places you would normally never visit. When: Thursday 23 June and Friday 24. June from 20.00 to 21.30 – Where: Langendijk – Price: € 5.00 (incl. consumption). Buy your ticket via sportscultuur.gorinchem.nl


The culture café is for all cultural practitioners and lovers. It is meant to meet, challenge, inspire and connect with each other. What are you doing? How are you feeling? And where can we strengthen each other? This afternoon gets a musical touch with the band Clochard & Concierge. When: Saturday 25 June from 15.00 to 18.00 – Where: Schouwburg De Nieuwe Doelen

Icon at full throttle

Throughout the month of June, the city center is buzzing with art, especially in the great outdoors. But iktoon comes to you too. Musicians, singers, dancers and actors go on tour through the Gorcum districts, including nursing homes, nursing homes and community centers. With moving songs, dazzling dance acts, cheerful sketches, too many to mention. Write down the date of your district and come and have a look. You will hear them automatically, pay attention. When: the whole month of June – Where: different places – free

Inner city
Saturday, June 4, 2:30 p.m.
place: Langendijk,

Wednesday, June 8, 3pm – 4.30pm
place: Playground Association

High Dalem
Saturday, June 11, 10.30 – 12.00
location: Hoogdalem shopping center

Saturday, June 18, 2.30pm – 4pm
location: Naturcenter, Gijsbert van Andelpark

Saturday 25 June, 10.30 – 12.00,
place: Rozenobel


Get creative yourself!

Are you looking for a fun cultural and / or sports activity to get started? At sportscultuur.gorinchem.nl in Gorinchem municipality you will find the complete sports and cultural offer in Gorinchem offered by local partners. They warmly welcome you. You can sign up directly for activities of your choice via this platform. There is something fun for everyone!

Take a look at sportscultuur.gorinchem.nl and discover your own creativity

Show your art at home in front of the window

Creative people from Gorinchem, join and place your works of art in front of your window. Whether you are an amateur, professional, novice, virtuoso or just an enthusiast, everyone can join. Cut, glue, carpenter, paint, shape, knit, crochet, plan and admire. Or dive into your art collection. Put your most beautiful work of art in front of your window throughout the month of June. With the balloon to the right, everyone will see that you are participating. The most beautiful window depiction wins a beautiful painting and drawing box. Maybe you?

If everyone is involved, we spruce up the streets with Art for the Window. As a source of beauty and entertainment. Or as a mirror, a watchful eye, a different look, an expression of yourself, of a smile on your face … or what your art means to you. Put it in front of your window. Share a photo with #iktoongorinchem. In addition, the mystery jury travels through Gorinchem in search of the most beautiful work of art.

Cut it out and place it next to your artwork in front of the window. Take a picture, share it on your social media. Do not forget to tag #iktoongorinchem

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