SHP hosts giant outdoor art exhibition
The transformation of London’s Whitecross Street commenced for a third year this week, as a team of leading street artists turn 42m of disused shop fronts into a giant work of art.
21 - 22nd of July marked an exciting two day celebration at Whitecross Street EC1, as local community organisations work together with artists, musicians and traders to turn the Street into a buzzing street party under the shadow of giant roof top art installations.
Last year’s event was attended by an estimated 3,500 people whom admired an eclectic display of art by over 40 artists, some of which were created on site as ‘live’ acts. Children had fun with hands-on activities in stencilling, face painting and T-shirt painting booths.
Artist Teddy Baden, who is organising the street party along with St Luke’s Centre and SHP, said: “it’s been an extremely successful event and very popular with the local community. The quality of the artwork is great and I think the art exhibition being outdoors, reached a much wider audience as people did not have to enter a white-walled gallery. The event has also been very popular with local traders and market stall owners – everyone has a fantastic weekend!”
As well as large-scale installations, the Street Party also featured live painting demonstrations by invited artists, as well as acoustic performances, all kinds of family fun, and a renowned international food market. For more information visit http://www.wxstreetparty.co.uk
Whitecross Street Party pictures have been released! Check them out here.