The Cheltenham Paint Festival is a free art trail, showcasing a wide range of high-quality artwork in various painting styles from national and international artists. This year, 170 artists took part and painted 30 different locations around Cheltenham. The festival provided a colourful 5-mile walk for locals and visitors. This year in Gloucestershire Lifestyle Awards it was awarded ‘Event of the Year.’
The festival never fails to add a huge splash of colour to the town. There was a huge variety of styles unique to each artist. Mural artist Katie Scott’s depiction of a undressed Barbie particularly sparked debate amongst the local residents. The murals will remain until next year’s festival.
Artist and founder of the festival, Andy Davies, contacted Community RePaint to purchase 100 litres of affordable white paint to use at the festival. The central team passed the festival’s request onto Community RePaint Wirral, who was able to deliver ReColour remanufactured paint, costing just £1.20 per litre, meaning it could still go ahead on a reduced budget. The festival is crowd-funded, and entrance is free. This year the paint went even further because the Cheltenham Paint Festival team used a spray gun to apply the paint.
You can view a full gallery of the 2023 artwork on the Official Cheltenham Paint Festival website.
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