The Best Street Art Festivals From Around The World – 2018

Nebuta, the traditional Japanese festival, Hirosaki, Aomori, Japan

At uni-ball we are big believers that anything can be a blank canvas! With that in mind check out our guide to the best street art festivals from around the world.

We thought we’d kick things off with two fantastic street art festivals that are based right here in the UK. Then we will look at two more street art festivals from around the world . . .

1) Urban Art, Brixton, London: 14 – 15 July 2018


Gearing up to celebrate its seventeenth year, Urban Art is a free outdoor festival celebrating not only Street Art but also painting, printmaking, photography and mixed media.

Urban Art is proud to showcase street artists of all abilities ranging from novices to beginners. To find out more about what Urban Art Brixton, has to offer take a look at their website.

2) Upfest, Crafted with POSCA – Bristol: 28 – 30 July 2018

Described as ‘The Urban Paint Festival for 2018’, Upfest, Crafted with POSCA, will take place in Bedminster south Bristol this July!

A staggering 1,000 artists have signed up for Upfest and they will paint live on huge surfaces in front of large crowds (no pressure).

Upfest is completely free and it prides itself on its affordable art sale. Whilst you are there don’t forget to pick up a new set of POSCAs, find out more here.

Street Art Festivals From Around The World

3) MURAL Festival, Montreal, Canada June 7 –June 17


Montreal’s MURAL festival takes place over eleven days and celebrates the international urban art movement.

It is described as an ‘important gathering of the global artistic community’. If you happen to be heading to Canada this June, tickets are available now on the mural festival website.

4) Bloop Festival, Ibiza, August 23 – September 8

Ibiza Town is the perfect tourist hotspot to showcase the Bloop Festival which takes place between August 23 and September 8, 2018.

Currently Bloop Festival organisers are inviting local citizens to take part. They say: “Ibiza town is offering its walls for unique interventions by the greatest artists in urban art.”

We think it will look amazing! If you do too find out more details on the Bloop Festival Facebook page.



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