Street Art Festival 2017

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Street Art Festival 2017
24th June - 15th July
Launch Party: Friday 23rd June, 18:00 - 22:00

This Summer at Surface Gallery, sees the return of the most anarchic, the most spectacular show in town: the Nottingham Street Art Festival. This hugely popular exhibition supports and promotes Nottingham’s vibrant alternative art scene by showcasing some of today’s best local talent.

As Leftlion advised: “check out the Street Art Festival. As with all disciplines, street art takes many different forms and it’s not all about spray painting ‘Harry woz ere’ on the wall. It can be anything from defaced images of models in magazines to bejazzled pictures of Miley Cyrus. The central exhibition spills out onto the alley walls at the back of the gallery, and the interior salon-hang gives you a right eyeful”.

If that wasn’t enough, we are also accepting submissions from artists from around the world. In keeping with the spirit of the occasion, Surface Gallery is taking submissions from established and emerging artists working in a variety of disciplines, making it a truly inclusive and eclectic affair.

Deadline for Submissions: Saturday 17th June, 5pm

The Street Art Festival launches with a DJ set from Plates Records. You’ll also be able to sample some nicely spiced cooking from Uncle Wayne’s Jerk Station. As always, there will be a donations bar with ales from the funkiest brewery in Nottingham: Springhead--probably the hippest hops in town.

Prizes will be awarded on the night by our panel of judges: Kid Acne, internationally acclaimed street artist, Geeta Pendse of BBC East Midlands, and The Finsbury Park Deltics, prize-winner from last year’s Street Art Festival. Rob Rennie will also be awarding a special prize from Hung Up, Nottingham’s only dedicated street art gallery.

This is a great opportunity to pick up some terrific art at affordable prices.

Free Entry: All Are Welcome

Sisters of Street:
Saturday 24th June, 12pm to 5pm
Live all-female painting event
Location: Broadway, Broad Street

Block Party: Saturday 8th July, 11am to 9pm
Live painting, market stalls, and DJ sets from Mimm Collective and Tekonta
Location: Sneinton Market

Blackbook Day: Saturday 15th July, 11am to 5pm
Invitation to bring along your sketchbook and meet the artists
Location: Surface Gallery

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Launch Party: Friday 23rd June, 18:00-22:00
Tuesday to Friday:
16 Southwell road, Nottingham, NG1 1DL

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