Cheltenham Paint Festival
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The first Cheltenham Paint Festival!
9th & 10th September 2017
Between the 9-10th of September around 70 of the countries top artists will be coming to Cheltenham to paint at the first annual Cheltenham Paint Festival! Famous artists from all over the country will be painting at over a dozen locations around the town! Artists such as My Dog Sighs, who has a huge international following, Mr Feeney and P0g0 who have both been finalists in the world stencil artist of the year competition, Gary Alford designer of the Wu-Tang Clans album covers and festival favourite Annatomix will be painting venues such as The Brewery Quarter, The Hardwicke Campus, The Two Pigs, The Bottle of Sauce, Chapel Arts Gallery and many more! Plus we have a plethora of the county's best local artists to compliment them.
With funding from the Arts Council England, the Honeybourne Line Urban Art Project and the Big Local we have been able to organise a wonderful free event for all the family. There will even be FREE graffiti workshops for kids on both days! Taking place on the same weekend as the Tour of Britain cycle race and the Heritage Open Day, expect the town to be packed to the rafters with visitors from all over the country.
Local artist and organiser Andy 'Dice' Davies, who recently painted the shipping container on the High Street containing Virtual Reality headsets from the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the huge SMILE on the Honeybourne Line tunnels for a leading business magazine, has worked tirelessly to put on a paint festival he hopes will grow into a huge annual event that will attract the world's leading artists to the town. He said 'Due to funding issues and time constraints we have missed out on a couple of our top targets this year as they had to accept other jobs but we are already planning for the next one and hope to have some incredible international artists signed up for an even bigger event next year! Without giving too much away we have already signed up our first artist duo for next year and they've painted the UK's tallest mural!"
'We would love to hear from anyone who'd like to volunteer to either paint the walls blank for the artists or steward for a few hours on the weekend as there are only two of us organising the event and we need some help desperately!"
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