Cheltenham Paint Festival
This September, International and British Street Artists will be painting high quality art in and around Cheltenham. The Cheltenham Paint Festival is a chance to come and see them whilst they work and admire their output.
Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th September 2017
10am – 5pm
There will be about 30-40 sites across Cheltenham including the Honeybourne Line, Pittville Park, pubs, and town centre sites. See the map below for details.
Six special kids’ graffiti workshops – suitable for ages 9+ – are taking place over the weekend. Click here to find out more and book your free space.
More information from the Cheltenham Paint Festival website
We are delighted to have secured three very large walls.
My Dogs Sighs, an internationally renowned artist, will be painting at the University of Gloucestershire Hardwicke Campus. This will also be the site of the children’s graffiti workshops.
Gnasher, who has painted commissions for large companies and red list celebrities, will be painting at The Brewery.
A group of well-known and well-loved street artists will be painting at William Hill on Tewkesbury Road (opposite The Range).
NORTH PLACE CAR PARK
We are really pleased to announce that we have permission to paint along the whole length of the fenced boundary of the North Place Car Park. We are delighted to secure this key venue because it is enormous and right in the centre of Cheltenham. Importantly if you are visiting Cheltenham Paint Festival by car then this is the perfect place to park. It’s within easy walking distance of all the other venues and there will be a large number of artists painting here. We would like to thank Tony Bredin and Euro Car Parks for their kind support.
TOWN CENTRE PUBS
There will be artists in three great pubs -Two Pigs, Bottle of Sauce and Frog and Fiddle. They are in the centre of town between the Car Park and Chapel Arts, near The Brewery. Why not take the opportunity to stop for a drink and a bite to eat and watch the artists at work. If it is raining this will be a great place to see the artists.
We have permission to paint the two tunnels and four bridges on the Honeybourne Line, a path popular with dog-walkers, cyclists, and people walking between Pittville Park, Waitrose and the train station. The path has step free access at all entrances/exits, is flat and level, and has a couple of play areas so fulfils our desire to make this festival as accessible as possible for everyone. We hope the weekend of the festival will bring good weather but painting will be able to take place at the tunnels regardless.
We will be painting Aggs Garden Pavilion (the changing rooms) with a design that can be used as target practice for ball games. The pavilion can be found near the back of the leisure centre, follow the path towards Evesham Road with the lake on your left and the pavilion will be on your right.
To find out more about the 60+ artists visiting for the Festival, click here