Tel Aviv Illustration Week returns for the sixth time this year, November 21-30, in venues throughout the Tel Aviv-Yafo Municipality.

There will be 79 exhibitions by approximately 700 Israeli illustrators, designers and artists, compared to 50 exhibitions in 2018.

​Most events are free of charge and open to the general public.

Founder and Chief Curator Yuval Saar, editor of Israeli art magazine Portfolio, encourages participation of established and new illustrators from leading academies and independent illustrator associations, in solo and group exhibitions.

This work by Faten Giryes is included in the “Nice to Meet You” exhibit of Israeli-Arab illustrators’ works for Arabic children’s literature, as part of Tel Aviv Illustration Week 2019, at Beit HaBe’er cultural center, 6 Salameh Street, Jaffa. Photo: courtesy

Exhibitions will be open in cultural and art spaces, collaborative galleries, museums and entertainment venues across the city.

This year, a special concentration of exhibitions will be held in the area of ​​the Old Jaffa Alley and the Noga designer complex in collaboration with “Atar,” the artist-in-residence program at the Old Jaffa Museum. Eighteen exhibitions will be presented there in total, including “The Best of Illustration Week,” 60 light boxes in the public space of Old Jaffa Alley, open 24/7 during the show.

Dekel Hevroni presents a decade of silkscreen posters for indie shows in Israel and all over the world, at the Atar – Old Jaffa Museum, 10 Mifratz Shlomo Street, as part of Tel Aviv Illustration Week 2019. Photo: courtesy

Among the other venues are the Ilana Goor Museum, the Jaffa Flea Market, the Architects House Gallery, PhotoHouse, Nissan Nativ Acting Studio, the Isrotel Art Laboratory, Rothschild Boulevard, Tel Aviv Port, Central Bus Station and Eretz Israel Museum.

Aya Talshir illustrates the world of the Y generation in her “Millennium” exhibition at the Music Spot, 49 Yehuda Halevi Street, as part of Tel Aviv Illustration Week 2019. Photo: courtesy

Activities available for a fee include guided tours by Talking Art and illustration workshops at a pop-up school inside Old Jaffa Museum. See the event website for details.

Sergei Yitzhakov’s illustration is part of the “White Elephant” exhibit set up in movie poster light boxes in the abandoned first-floor movie theater of the Tel Aviv New Central Bus Station, 108 Levinsky Street. Photo: courtesy

About 50,000 people visited Illustration Week last year.

Ayala Meidan’s poster is included in the Tel Aviv Illustration Week show “Life: How To” by the Sadna Group, at Abraham Hostel, 21 Levontin Street. Photo: courtesy

For further details on locations and opening hours for the exhibitions, click here.