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UPFEST: BRISTOL ENGLAND

Bristol is Banksy’s stomping grounds and quite often referred to as the street art capital of Europe. The Upfest street art festival has been going strong since 2008. They took a break in 2019 to regroup, but they are back on for 2020 with a redesigned event. Upfest is a truly democratic festival and they […]

BUSHWICK COLLECTIVE BLOCK PARTY: NYC NEW YORK, USA

As we know, New York is covered in street art, but you’ll find the majority of it in Brooklyn. They celebrate it with Bushwick’s annual block party– a massive one day party full of street art, music and food. Joe Ficalora founded the Bushwick Collective. He was motivated to transform what had been desolate and […]

MURAL FESTIVAL: MONTREAL QUEBEC PROVINCE, CANADA

Montreal’s festival was inspired in part by the celebration of urban art happening on the Wynwood Walls. Montreal started its own festival in 2013. There was already a lively street art and graffiti scene in Montreal, but the festival has catapulted it to another realm. For the large murals, they have a 50/50 mix of […]

STENCILIBILITY: TARTU ESTONIA

Stencilibility was established in 2010, their manifesto states that “public space belongs to everyone who uses it” and “…if you don’t like it, improve it”. This is an organization not afraid to take on surprising projects and edgy subject matter. Tartu Estonia has an interesting cultural art scene; being a UNESCO city of literature and a […]

POW!WOW!: LONG BEACH CALIFORNIA, USA

POW!WOW! in Long Beach has a mission to bring happiness and colour to everyday life in their community. For the past three years, they’ve played host to many artists and they now have 90 murals spread around Long Beach. “POW!WOW! Long Beach is not only a mural festival but a learning experience for artists, volunteers, […]

VANCOUVER MURAL FESTIVAL: VANCOUVER BRITISH COLUMBIA CANADA

Vancouver Mural Festival’s mission is to create experiences that connect people with art. Over the past four years, they’ve added over 150 murals to the city and produced Western Canada’s largest free, annual celebration of public art. Diversity and inclusiveness are key factors in the mural festival’s ethic. Most of the participating artists are local, […]

EUREKA STREET ART FESTIVAL, EUREKA CALIFORNIA, USA

Eureka California is an interesting place for street art creation and viewing. The area is best known for its huge redwood trees and Victorian architecture, but amongst the relics of traditionalism, Eureka also has a large artist population residing there too. The city partners with local businesses to celebrate this melting-pot of cultures within the […]

WIDE OPEN WALLS: SACRAMENTO CALIFORNIA, USA

Wide Open Walls is working on making art part of daily life in Sacramento. They are doing that by reaching a wide audience with their outdoor art gallery. They engage locally and have Sacramento artists on their board and steering committee. The festival invites a 50/50 of California and external artists. There is a strong […]

BRIGHT WALLS: JACKSON MICHIGAN, USA

Bright Walls founder Clay McAndrews has a passion for street art that was sparked by his travels around the States. After exploring the offerings of places like Miami and Boston, he wanted to bring quality wall art to his own small town. The mural festival is a carefully curated event that brings in world-class talent […]

CRUSH WALLS: DENVER COLORADO, USA

The Crush Walls street art festival in Denver is livening up the RiNo neighbourhood, one mural at a time. They’re on a mission is to catalyze creative expression while transforming an area of Denver that is transitioning from a gritty warehouse district to an arty residential neighbourhood. The 2019 festival featured 70 local and 16 […]

THE BIG PICTURE FESTIVAL: NEWCASTLE, AUSTRALIA

Australian "Big Picture Fest" street art festival, previously been held in Port Adelaide, South Australia and Frankston, Victoria, is coming to Newcastle, New South Wales to beautify and make its streets come to life for 4 days. Artists present for this edition include world class international artists like Fintan Magee and Brontë Naylor alongside local […]

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