Street art festival comes to Chelmsford

June 6, 2022 1:11 PM

concrete canvas logo (https://chelmsfordforyou.co.uk/concretecanvas)Chelmsford city centre has been transformed by a festival of street art. "Concrete Canvas" brought incredible murals and artwork to Chelmsford using the city's story as inspiration. Sites across Chelmsford's city centre are now the canvas for striking artworks, forming a diverse trail of street art.

Street art first for city

Chelmsford's first ever street art festival has been commissioned by Chelmsford For You, the city's Business Improvement District, in partnership with Chelmsford City Council and Ignite Chelmsford.

The council's Deputy Leader, Cllr Marie Goldman, says Concrete Canvas is an opportunity to make new connections. "This festival will make Chelmsford a more vibrant place, giving us a chance to demonstrate that the city is serious about welcoming artists. I hope this partnership will bring people together to create something very exciting and start interesting conversations about what makes us unique."

Inspired by Chelmsford's story

street art ruversudeArtists have been speaking to local community groups to discover what they love about Chelmsford. These descriptions, along with conversations relating to heritage, nature and local culture, will be used as inspiration for the artists' creations.

The artists

Art collaboration The London Police, graffiti artist and illustrator Philth Blake, and professional mural artist DANK are just some of those with art on display. There'll also be an opportunity to see the artists at work as they create Chelmsford's newest installations.

"It's incredible to be inviting up-and-coming local artists to work alongside international superstars such as Dan Kitchener and The London Police. These are originally local artists who now receive worldwide recognition for their contribution to street art."

Candy Joyce, artist and project manager of Concrete Canvas

The latest

Find out the very latest at www.chelmsfordforyou.co.uk/concretecanvas and don't forget to keep your eyes peeled in the city centre. Also at https://www.facebook.com/chelmsfordforyou and https://twitter.com/chelmsforyou