From the creative minds of Cheltenham Paint Festival, The Worcester Paint Festival brings street and graffiti artists to the city, showcasing renowned names on the UK scene. Brewers are proud to support the festival through the contribution of 70 Litres of Albany Masonry Paint and sundries to enable artists to fill the streets of Worcester with colour and vibrancy.
Throughout September, the Worcester Paint Festival will be decorating the city centre walls with beautiful creations from artists across the country, including Bristol's finest graffiti veteran Inkie, alongside an amazing selection from across the country - Phill Blake, Curtis Hylton, Jody, Sophie Mess, Paul Monsters, Peachzz, PoGo, Lisk and Adam Illes. With a keen eye on local artists for this opening year, both established and emerging, WPF also welcomes Rob Draper, Marko Antonio, Phe, Estée Angéline, Catt Standen, AcidTate, Vik Void, If Still Lost, Chroma Chameleons, Sweetheart Streetart, Miss Hilton Ink, Katt Lepak and Sweetart Murals.
Estee angeline by Drew Deas
‘I'm honoured to be invited to the inaugural Worcester Paint Festival and looking forward to representing the hidden secrets of the city within my two paintings’
Kate Cox, Worcester Paint Festival Director said: “It’s been a long time in the making but we are excited to bring this new event to the city. Street and Graffiti art are amazing artforms with such a vibrant and rich cultural history. Worcester can only benefit from some large colourful outdoor canvases. Biggest thanks to everyone who has supported the event and helped to make it a reality.”
An exciting vibrant trail of live art will be created in front of your eyes during the weekend of September 18th and 19th, accessed via a map on WPF’s social media and website, with 25 sites spread around the city centre including Crowngate Shopping Centre, St Peters Garden Centre, Royal Porcelain Works, Cripplegate Park, river and canalside locations and many others dotted around. You may see some artists painting ahead of the weekend too.
Phil Blake at St Peters Garden Centre by Dave Grubb
‘Worcester Paint Festival will bring thousands of visitors to the city and will brighten up parts of the city centre through attractive street art. We are pleased to support the Festival, as part of our ongoing work to help Worcester recover from the economic impact of COVID.’
Worcester Paint Festival was due to launch in 2020 but, for obvious reasons, was postponed to 2021. WPF wanted to get the ball rolling so popped out some teaser walls since last Autumn which you may have spotted including Rob Draper at St Paul’s Street, Marko and Phe on Lowesmoor, Estée Angeline at the Sansome Walk old swimming pool site, Chroma Chameleons on Angel Street old CoOp and Phill Blake inside the Potting Shed Restaurant at St Peters Garden Centre. These are a little taster of what you can expect during the weekend of Sept 18th and 19th so get along and explore this outdoor gallery of fresh, awe-inspiring creations!
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