5th - 8th September 2019
What is the paint festival?
Cheltenham's paint festival is the latest addition to the Cheltenham festivals calendar which brings high-quality artwork from leading national and international street artists to the town centre. Come and take a walk through Cheltenham to experience these wonderful works of art.
What's going to happen?
Watch the artists live. Workshops. Walk the route.
130 ARTISTS ARE EXPECTED TO PAINT THE TOWN
4 DIFFERENT TYPES OF WORKSHOP FOR CHILDREN AND ADULTS
A LOVELY 6K (4mile) WALK AROUND CHELTENHAM
25 LOCATIONS WILL GET A PAINT MAKEOVER
Visit our shop
Our shop has a range of artworks kindly donated by our artists to help us raise funds for the festival.
It also has tickets for our popular spray paint workshops and Drawing the Line:The Bristol Influence which brings some of the biggest names in UK street art history for a discussion of the last 30 years.
If you love our festival why not become a supporter. This option is available to buy in our shop and will entitle you to details of our secret event.
If none of this appeals then you can also donate via paypal.
What's on when
This year we have a range of events taking place as part of our festival.
This starts with the exhibition we have curated at Chapel Arts which runs from 28th August to 14th September.
Our headliners will be painting from 2nd September at location across the town.
We have a secret event for our supporters on 5th September.
We are holding a film/discussion event at Chapel Arts on 6th September.
On the 7th and 8th September we have 130 artists painting, our festival fringe village and a pop up gallery. Please click on the paperclip to see more details.
Hurrah for Books
We are delighted to partner with Cheltenham Literature Festival this year to celebrate their 70th anniversary.
The world's first literature festival took place in Cheltenham in 1949 and closed with an event called 'Hurrah for Books'.
Our artists have been invited to paint on this theme and to interpret it however they want. We will be running a competition to find the best painting on the theme. Voting will be open once the artworks are completed on Sunday 8th September. Voting will close on the final day of Cheltenham Literature Festival which takes place 4th - 13th October.
Our locations page has been updated with the details of everywhere you can see our artworks, including the new locations for 2019. You can view the page, open the map using the button below, or pick up a printed maps from one of our volunteers at the event.
Following the event the maps will be available from various locations around the town including The Wilson.