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In 2023, Weston-super-Mare was once again the home of street art as the team behind Upfest, Europe’s largest street art festival, headed to the coast.
After the successful launch in September 2021 and the successful follow up in 2022, Upfest brought unique murals to the seaside in May and June of 2023, with the return of Weston Wallz in partnership with Weston-super-Mare Town Council, Super Culture and supported by Arts Council England.
A diverse selection of local, national and international artists created large scale artworks on Weston’s walls. One of a kind designs have been created by each artist bringing their own style and flare to a variety of buildings in the town.
Large-scale murals were painted on Weston’s Wallz by local and national artists. Adding to the mural trail for 2023 were Katie Scott, Peachzz, Inkie, My Dog Sighs, Lucas Antics, Sarah Dicks, Samo, Squirl, Will Barras, Faye Suzannah, Mishfit, Molly Mural, Ejits, Acerone, Mr Draws and Martin Glover who also led British Sign Language (BSL) street art tours. More information is on our press release HERE
Last year, visitors and residents alike witnessed the talents of Insane51 travelling over from Athens alongside UK and Local artists, Aspire, Caryn Koh, Curtis Hylton, Sian Storey, TeaOne, Vee, Acerone, Bev G Star, Bex Glover, Damien Jefferies, David Puck, Emily Joy Rich, Sophie Long and Paul Monsters, who made their mark on the iconic North Somerset coastal town with their unique and signature styles.
Some location highlights included RNLI Gift Shop Marine Lake, the old Oxford Corner Cafe, Olea and Old Post Office Lane to name a few.
Here’s the interactive map, that includes artworks from 2021, 2022 and 2023, for you to use as you walk around the town to appreciate this wonderful art on our streets. Click on the stars for more info on the artists and their work and see who is painted wher. Tag in @WestonWallz @SuperCultureWsM on twitter and insta and #WestonWallz @CultureWeston on Facebook when you find one you particularly love.
Event image by Reflood Photographs