Cheltenham Paint Festival will be returning to the Regency Town this month offering the public a chance to see spectacular new street art.
Running on 5th & 6th of September from 9am to 5.30pm this annual event sees around 80 artists working at a number of locations across the town. Headliners this year include Jody, Snik, Lucas Antics, Dotmasters, Trust Icon, Dank, Inkie and many more!
The festival offers the incredible opportunity for the public to see street and graffiti art being created by artists from all over the UK and watch the whole process happen in front of them, from the first brushstroke to the finished piece.
CPF will be spread across the town in various locations and includes previously used sites such as North Place Car Park, the Honeybourne Line’s two tunnels and four bridges amongst others.
New for 2020, get involved with an exciting “artist hunt”, bringing some competition fun for all ages! Inspired by Geocaching, look out for the 10 camera film cases hidden around the town by festival Director Andy Dice Davies himself, each containing the name of an artist he’d love to see paint at the festival in the future.
Find all 10 cases, add your name to the sheet inside and drop a message (including all 10 artist names) to the CPF Facebook page. This playful competition will give you the opportunity to win a fantastic art pack of original creations, stickers, books and Posca Pens. The first one to message all 10 names wins the grand prize, and there are prizes for the first ten people who send them in! Clues will be put out on the Saturday morning and we hope you all join in the fun!
Andy Davies, director of Cheltenham Paint Festival, said: “We’re delighted to be able to run this year’s festival which has been possible through funding from Cheltenham Borough Council, Cheltenham Borough Homes and The WCD Group . With an incredible lineup of artists and a host of different locations across the town, we’re certain the festival is going to be a great one.”
“This year, in particular, is really important for the artists as many have found much of their work cancelled over the last few months. Cheltenham Paint Festival not only offers the public an amazing opportunity to watch these fantastic pieces of street art being created but also supports the artists involved. We can’t wait to welcome the artists and public back to this brilliant event.”
Due to current regulations the festival map will be available online or you can take a picture of the map at key locations. Physical distancing rules and current Covid advice will be followed and we urge you all to do the same when visiting the sites. We want you to come and enjoy this vibrant event safely!
The street art remains available to visitors for a year and you can still see artwork from previous years, making it a packed full, free outdoor gallery for your perusal.
For more information on Cheltenham Paint Festival visit www.cheltenhampaintfestival.co.uk/
Or go to the social media sites: @cheltenhampaintfestival