Our group has been working behind the scenes for almost a year now to try and bring Street Art attractions to Beeston in Nottingham. We now have clearance from Broxtowe Council's planning department to paint properties around the town with the freeholders' permission. We already have 10 building owners who want art attractions and many internationally acclaimed artists who want to visit to paint them and more - we would like to make this festival as big as it can be but in order to secure these exceptional artists for our festival we need to be able to cover their costs.
This festival weekend, FREE for all to enjoy, will be a vibrant event across town with live music at it's hub in the White Lion pub. Many of us have given our time and equipment to make this happen and we would appreciate donations from the public to ensure this event can be as successful as possible and provide a lasting creative legacy for Beeston; encouraging socialising, culture, wellbeing, creativity and learning as well as attracting trade and investment to our area during and after the festival.
Please do give whatever you can - every little helps!
Jeanie, Judy and all in the Beeston Street Art Festival group on Facebook
The Beeston and District Civic Society is proud to support this festival held on National Civic Day
Some entrants so far:
Zabou is a French artist who lives in London and regularly exhibits at the Saatchi Gallery www.zabou.me
Pete Barber is a mural painter based in the UK who does a lot of commercial work for TV and film www.peterbarber.co.uk
Goya Torres is an artist of Mexican heritage who has worked in Australia, the USA and beyond. www.goyatorres.com
Sarah is an international artist based in Sheffield, her work is inspired by nature www.faunagraphic.com
Nathan Smallkid is one of the most prolific Midlands based Street artists www.design.smallkid.co.uk
Tim Onga's work can be seen next to the Broadway Cinema and on the side of Chilwell’s Creative Corner
Rob Jackson is a north Nottingham Based Stencil artist, his work in on Facebook as RJ77 Urban Stencils
Russell Meehan, aka Qubek is a Manchester based artist who is prolific internationally
Dilk is a local artist whose colourful individual work is in high demand internationally, he recently returned from exhibiting in Hong Kong.