Coventry UK City of Culture 2021
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In paint we trust

In Paint We Trust

Date: 15 May 2021 - 01 May 2022

Every day

Location: Coventry

Cost: N/A

See the streets of Coventry awash with colour in this city-wide street art festival. Local, nationally and internationally renowned street artists will be given access to unique and unexpected spaces.

Local, nationally and internationally renowned street artists will be given access to unique and unexpected spaces encouraging audiences to explore Coventry.

From May 2021, In Paint We Trust will see new artworks appearing in unique spaces across the city centre. Artists will be given opportunities to animate along pathways and walls giving audiences a chance to explore. 

A crossover with the Youthful Cities programme will offer an international exchange of ideas and work with Bogota, Columbia which will be led by Coventry artist Jay Mckeown, Leicester’s Graffwerks and Columbia’s Vertigo Graffiti.

The first commission is being delivered with a West Midlands Police Neighbourhood Team in Hillfields. The local Police Community Support officers recently ran a competition in conjunction with primary schools in the area to design artwork that was based on tackling the topics of bullying, internet safety, road safety and knife crime. The winning artwork is being recreated by the street art specialists in conjunction with The Watch Charity and Community Centre.

For more information on Coventry City of Culture 2021 please visit their website

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