23 August 2017
An urban arts festival is set to bring ‘Hip Hop colour and music to central Grimsby’. Described as the Humber’s largest urban arts festival, Our Big Picture Ltd and Lyns Urban Arts will bring the 4elements event to St James Square from 10am until 6pm on Saturday, 9th September 2017.
Funded by Arts Council England and private sponsors and working in partnership with Grimsby Minster, 4elements is described as a free family ‘live arts’ day full of a vibrant range of urban street art, Hip Hop music with DJs and MCs and breakdancing.
Sixteen professional local, national and international graffiti artists have been invited to Grimsby to create aerosol art on canvases, such as walls and boarding, and Grimsby Minster and green will host urban street food, arts and crafts stalls and children’s art activities. The Minster will also host an exhibition of past festival work, with the exhibition running from 9th–20th September 2017 (Tuesday to Friday from 9.30am until 12.30pm).
Looking ahead to this year’s event, festival organiser Paula Denton from our big picture Ltd has said: “There is real excitement in the town and from further afield about the artists attending this year’s event. There has been a lot of hard work by the whole team to make this happen again, and as a free family friendly event we want all ages from across the community to come and enjoy the day!”
Members of the public will also be able to visit the festival site to view the finished work on Sunday, 10th September 2017. Funding and sponsorship for the festival is courtesy of Arts Council England, Grimsby Minster, Corus – The St James Grimsby and Grimsby Institute.
Further information on Grimsby Minster may be obtained from the Minster website.
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