Chelmsford Concrete Canvas

Chelmsford For You Presents: Concrete Canvas

Concrete Canvas, Chelmsford’s first ever street art festival, arrives this May!

Between Saturday 14 – Friday 27 May a number of sites across the city centre will become the canvas for some incredible murals, created by a line-up of internationally-renowned street artists alongside some of Chelmsford’s very own talented local artists.

Most importantly the project will bring a new lease of life to previously ‘blank’ spaces whilst creating a trail of Street Art that will remain for all to enjoy.

Many of the artists have engaged with different local groups to provide inspiration for their designs and to help tell our city’s story. We’d like to thank the Scouts, Girl Guides, Chelmsford Seas Cadets, Chelmsford’s Women’s Safety, City of Chelmsford Mencap, Lords of the Swords, our local market traders, and the North Avenue Youth Centre for their support.

Like the sound of it?

There are plenty of ways to get involved and witness the new and exciting additions to the city's landscape.

Concrete Canvas – Installations

To see the latest details on the Concrete Canvas art trail installations, follow the Chelmsford For You social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

A map will be available on 27th May so you can join us for our official launch when all the installations have been completed on 28th May! If you spot one of the art pieces, snap a pic and be sure sure to tag us on social media using #ConcreteCanvas.

Concrete Canvas – Workshops

It’s not just about watching the art, it’s about creating it too! There’s a range of workshops giving you the opportunity to get hands-on.

  • 14 May – Paste up workshop in collaboration with Arthouse Project London
  • 21 May – VR digital graffiti game (High Chelmer)
  • 21 May – Digital graffiti wall (Meadows Shopping Centre)

Concrete Canvas – The Launch Party

On Saturday 28 May to celebrate the completion of Chelmsford’s newest pieces of artwork we’re having a launch party and guess what, you’re invited.

Even better it’s FREE and you can expect a line-up including:

   Live graffiti, DJs, art fair, public drawing wall, print workshop, live dance and music

Come and grab a street art map to help explore the new artworks in the city.

Artist Bios

Sponsors

Montana Colors

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Insta: @montana_colors

Quick Reach

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The Pop-Up Club

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Insta: @thepopupclub_

Posca

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Insta: @posca_uk

Alfreshco

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Insta: @alfreshcodave

Chandlers Building Supplies

Website: chandlermaterials.co.uk
Insta: @chandlermaterialsupplies

Home Partnership

Website: thehomepartnership.co.uk

Nordic Products and Services Ltd

Website: nordicps.co.uk

Radio City Beer Works

Website: rcbw.co.uk