Summer 2015, Girls on Top went down and brought some colour to Grimsby. Write up from Grimsby Urban Arts Festival facebook page.

Grimsby’s first ‘Urban Arts Festival’ filled the town centre with vibrate colour and cool vibes!

On 19th September 2015 professional street artists visited Grimsby to create live artwork and showcase the best of UK urban street art alongside local talent.

Grimsby’s Urban Arts Festival is a one day long family event and is a collaboration between Denton Associates and Lyns Urban Art and supported by Arts Council England and Lincs Inspired. Nationally acclaimed professional street artists with a diverse range of styles including Brave, Girls on Top, Mr Zee, Tens and Dime1 allowing the public the chance to experience a unique art form created live on the day.

It took place in the centre of Grimsby at St James house in the under croft area and in and around the Minster, this new event saw professional graffiti artists create aerosol art on canvases such as walls, boarding and on packaging wrap. Entertainment will be provided by Hip Hop DJ, live acts aand Blood Masterz a breakdance crew from Leeds. The Minster hosted digital graffiti booth, urban arts and crafts stalls, children’s art activities and urban art exhibitions of historical Grimsby Graffiti and contemporary work.

Paula Denton of Denton Associates said “This festival is about celebrating and showcasing a form of art that has progressively become mainstream, professional and enhances urban spaces across the world. Our festival is about the public and especially children and young people experiencing and engage with the creative act of street art alongside music and dance in a family friendly event”

Lyns Powles of Lyns Urban Art added “The festival is a showcase event of the four elements of the hip hop urban art scene both locally and nationally. Graffiti art will be produced by high quality artist in a variety of styles showing what can be produced with a spray can alone and a lot of dedication. We hope this event will help us explore more events in the future”

Candie graffiti at Grimsby Urban Arts Festival

Candie graffiti at Grimsby Urban Arts Festival

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Candie painting Miami style at Urban art festival Grimsby

Candie painting Miami style at Urban Art festival Grimsby

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