Hotel de Rome also hosted the international street art competition under the slogan "Free your energy". The artists could give free rein to their creativity. However, a challenge had to be solved. Street art is urban art in public space. In short, the artists usually paint their ideas in the form of graffiti, or murals, as the large-format murals are called, directly on the house walls. Of course, this is not possible on the historical facades around Bebelplatz. That’s why the makers of the Festival of Lights came up with a trick. They sent the street artists canvases, which they could design with their personal art form and implementation of the motto “Free your Energy”. The screens were digitized by the festival team in Berlin and prepared for projection at the Hotel de Rome.