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Bring The Paint - Street Art & Music Festival

Mon 24th April, 2017 @ 2:37pm by seedcreativenetwork

Bring The Paint - Street Art & Music Festival

Bring The Paint is a free event set to transform Leicester's Cultural Quarter with vibrant street art. The area will play host to live artworks, music, skateboarding, BMX and a range of creative activities and exhibitions.

Offering a platform to be creative and collaborate on a monumental scale, Leicester's Cultural Quarter will host over 150 artists making this Leicester’s largest ever artist residency and a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Live music, pop-up exhibitions, local jams, window illustrations, food stalls and workshops with events taking place in venues and on the street. In addition, skateboarding and BMX demonstrations will entertain and thrill visitors.

Artists including:

BATES / KINOS / BOOGIE / CANTWO / NEWSO / RUELO / SMUG / ZOMBY / 2KOLD / CHIK / PHILTH / DRAX / HOMBRE / N4T4 / DINER / KOST / INKIE / WON ABC / VOYDER / GENT / ZINER / ALEX RUBES / NOIR / MONO / DEYS / OUST

Bring The Paint aims to inspire a legacy of growth and collaboration within the artistic community and beyond. This festival will showcase a visual celebration of Leicester’s diverse culture and galvanise an already thriving arts scene. The festival provides residents and visitors the opportunity to see talented artists at work and invites them to experience an authentic celebration of art and community; to witness Leicester’s transformation and enjoy being part of a huge collaborative make-over of our city's buildings.

“CQA are really proud of this project, it comes from years of working together, building a community and shared vision; developing genuine partnerships to deliver something incredibly ambitious for a city we love.” Sean Carroll (CQA)

“I’m really looking forward to working with the Bring The Paint team in Leicester. It’s awesome to see people working hard to put a street art event on in the UK and the line up looks amazing.” SMUG (Artist)

“Having worked closely on and helped develop 'See No Evil' (Bristol), 'Upfest' (Bristol), 'City Of Colours' (Birmingham) and 'Hit The North' (Belfast). I am really excited to be part of the 'Bring The Paint' project which will bring some of the world’s best Street Art and Street Artists to brighten up the Cultural Quarter in Leicester in what will be one of the UK’s biggest Arts events of 2017.” INKIE (Artist)

CQA has members across the Cultural Quarter and represents the interests of residents, businesses and visitors. Our ambition is to make the Cultural Quarter the vibrant heart of Leicester through building community, making things happen and raising profile.

Join the Press Launch at the Exchange Bar on the 4th of May at 6pm.

More information can be found at www.bringthepaint.co.uk

[source bringthepaint.co.uk]

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