Women's Rights, Environment And Trump Are Focus Of Cheltenham Paint Festival

Stunning!
|

Street artists got both silly and serious at the second annual Cheltenham Paint Festival in southwest England last weekend.

Some used their murals to celebrate the 100-year anniversary of women gaining the right to vote in the United Kingdom, while others commented on climate change, the environment, consumerism and war.

One artist, Bristol-based John D’Oh, poked fun at President Donald Trump:

Cheltenham Paint Festival 2018

Minions, video game characters and superheroes also appeared in art form at some of the 29 host venues across the town. New York-based Beau Stanton was the lead artist.

“Cheltenham has a number of world-class festivals ― science, jazz, literature, music and horse racing, and I thought it was about time we had one celebrating art,” organizer Andrew Davies (aka Dice 67) told HuffPost.

“Artists are free to express themselves as they see fit,” he added. “My feeling is they produce their best work when unhampered by others expectations.”

Some 125 artists took part in this year’s festival, with preparations for the 2019 installment well under way. Check out the 2018 work below:

Beau Stanton
Cheltenham Paint Festival 2018
Dice 67
Cheltenham Paint Festival 2018
Stephen Quick
Cheltenham Paint Festival 2018
David Hollier
Cheltenham Paint Festival 2018
Angus
Cheltenham Paint Festival 2018
Caro Pepe
Cheltenham Paint Festival 2018
Inkie
Cheltenham Paint Festival 2018
ChinaGirl Tile
Cheltenham Paint Festival 2018
Diff
Cheltenham Paint Festival 2018
Paul Monsters
Cheltenham Paint Festival 2018
My Dog Sighs
Cheltenham Paint Festival 2018
Samer
Cheltenham Paint Festival 2018
RTC
Cheltenham Paint Festival 2018
Korp
Cheltenham Paint Festival 2018
SP Zero
Cheltenham Paint Festival 2018
Raffaella Bertolini
Cheltenham Paint Festival 2018
Void one
Cheltenham Paint Festival 2018
Vlong (left), Decay (right)
Cheltenham Paint Festival 2018
Sophie Long
Cheltenham Paint Festival 2018
L7matrix
Cheltenham Paint Festival 2018
Bona_Berlin/Volkadergoldenereiter
Cheltenham Paint Festival 2018
Pad
Cheltenham Paint Festival 2018
Serp
Cheltenham Paint Festival 2018
RJ77 Stencils
Cheltenham Paint Festival 2018
Harpo Art
Cheltenham Paint Festival 2018
Curly
Cheltenham Paint Festival 2018
Bona_Berlin
Cheltenham Paint Festival 2018
Process Smith
Cheltenham Paint Festival 2018
Glimmertwin
Cheltenham Paint Festival 2018
Lisa Stevens-Seaurchin
Cheltenham Paint Festival 2018
Irony
Cheltenham Paint Festival 2018
Acidtate Art
Cheltenham Paint Festival 2018
My Dog Sighs
Cheltenham Paint Festival 2018
Koeone
Cheltenham Paint Festival 2018
N4T4/Philth
Cheltenham Paint Festival 2018
RTC
Cheltenham Paint Festival 2018
JXC
Cheltenham Paint Festival 2018
Mateyb Southwest
Cheltenham Paint Festival 2018
The Agent
Cheltenham Paint Festival 2018
Mr Draws
Cheltenham Paint Festival 2018
Mateyb Southwest
Cheltenham Paint Festival 2018
Buber Nebz
Cheltenham Paint Festival 2018
Mr Wigz
Cheltenham Paint Festival 2018
My Dog Sighs
Cheltenham Paint Festival 2018
Fauntleroy Snooty
Cheltenham Paint Festival 2018
John D’Oh (above), The Agent and RS75 (below)
Cheltenham Paint Festival 2018
I Walk A Different Path
Cheltenham Paint Festival 2018
The Agent/RS75
Cheltenham Paint Festival 2018
Ninapaintina/RenNL
Cheltenham Paint Festival 2018
Massive Face
Cheltenham Paint Festival 2018
RTC
Cheltenham Paint Festival 2018
Emma Caton
Cheltenham Paint Festival 2018
Dan Diego (Back), Random Art (Front)
Cheltenham Paint Festival 2018
Si Mitchell
Cheltenham Paint Festival 2018
Sky High
Cheltenham Paint Festival 2018
Pelmo
Cheltenham Paint Festival 2018
My Dog Sighs
Cheltenham Paint Festival 2018
Go To Homepage

Before You Go

Popular in the Community