Develop Croydon Conference | 20th November 2018 | Croydon Park Hotel


Sixty new street murals part of Croydon’s first urban art festival

Croydon’s first urban art festival will be held next month, with around 60 new murals added to the town’s already colourful streets.

RISEfestival, running for ten days from September 5, will include installations from some of the world’s leading urban artists. The event will also include an exclusive exhibition hosted by RISEgallery and a new pop up gallery.

Kevin Zuchowski-Morrison, owner of RISEgallery said: “We’ve been driving public art in Croydon for the last four years, and Croydon is now hosting a truly international festival celebrating that.

“The festival will really solidify Croydon’s position on the international urban art scene as one of the key places in Europe to visit for street art.”

Croydon Council cultural director Paula Murray said: “I’m so pleased at the mix we have in this year’s festival – combining local, national and international talent, and showcasing artists from diverse backgrounds, and particularly women working in street art.”