[dropcap style=”font-size:100px;color:#992211;”]T[/dropcap]he first ever London Mural Festival will take place across the city in September 2020. The event will use London as a vast canvas, painting a minimum of 20 new large-scale murals across the city, accompanied by a weekend of activity at Here East and Hackney Wick in East London. The weekend will celebrate creative communities across the city, whilst introducing a new way for people to experience one of the world’s biggest art movements.
To mark the announcement and to demonstrate the ambition for London Mural Festival, a new 350m squared mural was unveiled at Linkcity’s Hallsville Quarter in Canning Town, creating one of the largest murals in the city. The artwork created by artist Gary Stranger entitled From The Ground Up embodies the ethos behind the festival, the do-it-yourself spirit within street art culture and development in the local area.
The event will feature a two-week programme of activities starting on 1 September 2020 that will include talks, workshops, film screenings, gallery shows, and street art tours, culminating with 100+ artists painting alongside live music, DJs and a series of parties for a weekend of activity on 5 and 6 of September.
The festival will showcase art from local, national and international talent. Confirmed artists include Ben Eine, Camille Walala, Dale Grimshaw, Fanakapan, Gary Stranger, Mr. Doodle, Mr. Cenz, Pref and Seb Lester, with a whole host of artists to be announced over the coming months. Applications for artists will open in 2020 but interested participants are urged to sign up to the newsletter on www.londonmuralfestival.com to be the first to know when the process opens.
Businesses or brands interested in participation can contact LMF@globalstreetart.com
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