Award-winning street art festival returns to Leicester

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Published Wednesday, May 18, 2022

As the internationally acclaimed Bring The Paint Festival returns to the city, GRAFFITI artists from around the world will create stunning artwork in the city of Leicester this month.

The week-long festival, which runs from May 23 to 29, attracts more than 70 artists from around the world, with eye-catching graphic artwork and spectacular 3D floors in and around the city center. Create art.

Since its first festival in 2017, Bring The Paint has dramatically impacted the city’s visual landscape and has helped create a large, free open-air gallery of street art for everyone to enjoy. This year, internationally acclaimed artists from the United States, Mexico, Germany, Italy, France and the United Kingdom will continue to transform with more world-class art.

Izzy Hoskins, Artistic Director of Bring the Paint, said: Our world-class lineup speaks for itself, and we are proud to work with the selection and selection of such incredible artists. The festival will be one of the largest street art events in the UK this year. “

Mayor Peter Soulsby said:

“We are looking forward to working with Graffwerk to bring this event to the city and see the handicrafts of truly amazing artists again.”

In addition to seeing new street art being shaped, people can learn more about artists and the stories behind them, including live music, workshops, exhibitions, and street art walking tours, led-bike rides, and more. You can enjoy various activities. A virtual reality exhibition depicting the history of works and British graffiti.

Visitors can create their own wall art at the Spray Paint Workshop, get musicals at free DJ drop-in sessions, take great photos at the Street Art Photo Walk, and try out comic illustrations. can also do.

The festival venue includes The Millby Graffwerk for artwork and events. Sound house for live music. LCB Deport for a lively event program that hosts a popular street food night last Friday. Rally House, Short Street and Beta X all host workshops and pop-up gallery spaces.

With the support of Arts Council England, BID Leicester, Leicester City Council, De Montfort University and Gresham Apartments, Bring the Paint is inspired by Leicester’s identity as one of Europe’s most diverse cities.

For more information, please visit www.bringthepaint.co.uk.

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