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Street Art Comes to the Seaside

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For the upcoming ArtWaves Festival on Saturday 12 & Sunday 13 May 2018, Bridlington is set to become the new home to some of the UK's most renowned graffiti and street artist's work.

Contemporary art gallery and pop-up event extraordinaires Kop&Hibbert are bringing some of the best street artists from across the country to the seaside. From old-skool letter forms to modern abstractism and free hand characters - there will be something for everyone, taking you on a journey through the real graffiti and street art the UK has to offer. Included in the line-up this year; Filthy Luker, Paris, Ekoe, Hazard, Smak, Sled and many more!

The Urban Paint Jam will see 150m of canvas at Bridlington Park and Ride transformed into an incredible street art masterpiece by artists across the two days.

In the late 1980's as graffiti started to evolve from its underground roots, Bridlington played host to the National Graffiti World Championships inviting world renowned artists to showcase their talents; helping make the street art scene what it is today.

This heritage has inspired the urban twist of ArtWaves for the last three years with 2018 taking it to a whole new level and strengthening the relationship with our partners Bristol based art collective, Kop&Hibbert.

The Paint Jam will be home to 10 professional artists, commissioned artists and a community tailored section for ArtWaves attendees to get involved in the action, alongside sideshow attractions to bring the area to life.

The festival is currently seeking to recruit the commissioned artists who will each receive a stock of paint to create their pieces. For more information on this and details of how to apply please visit the festival website at bridspa.com/artwaves

Festival Director Lauren Frost said, 'I am thrilled to see the shape and development our street art strand has taken, it is incredibly important to present a diverse range of art forms at ArtWaves and cater for as many people as we can. The Paint Jam is set to be a fantastic addition to the existing programme and a huge expansion from what has come before it.'

ArtWaves Artist and Kop&Hibbert Partner Harriet Wood said, "This is the perfect opportunity to showcase some of the UK's very best talents. We're really excited that Bridlington Artwaves is hosting this street art and graffiti jam. We're celebrating homegrown UK graffiti and street artists who are internationally recognised and bringing some added colour to the seaside!"

For more information go to www.bridspa.com/artwaves The full ArtWaves programme is set for release by the end of March 2018.