Today is the first official day of Cheltenham Paint Festival!  Our annual festival attracts leading national and international street artists to our Regency town.  This year looks to the best yet with 130 artists expected to take part at over 25 different paint locations spread across a 6km (4 mile) trail. Read on for trail map details and to watch videos of interviews with the street artists. 

We've already shared the organiser's 8 unmissable highlights of the Cheltenham Paint Festival so check them out if you haven't already.  Below we've shared photos and stories from some of the artists we had the pleasure of meeting yesterday whilst they were creating their masterpieces ahead of the first day of the four day festival. 

The first artist we had the pleasure of meeting was Dan Kitchner, also known as Dank, creating this vivid street scene inspired from his visits to Tokyo and Hong Kong...

Cheltenham Paint Festival starts tomorrow and we cannot wait! We had the absolute pleasure today of meeting many of the artists whilst they created their masterpieces including the incredibly talented (and genuinely lovely) @dankitchener. Dan or DANK as he is well known has worked his way around the world to become one of the leading street artists. He works solo using freehand spray paint, all by eye, never using grids, guides or projectors! 😮 We rocked up unannounced and had a long chat with him about his Tokyo and Hong Kong inspired colourful street scene. Check out stories if you want to watch the interview! If you want to check out his masterpiece for yourself head to Princess Elizabeth Way, opposite Pates Grammar School 💜💛 Have you spotted any of the new street art for #cheltenhampaintfestival2019 yet?

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Since we met with Dank in the morning he has continued to work on adding colour and reflections, it truly looks amazing.  You need to go and check it out for yourself on Princess Elizabeth Way opposite Pates School. Check out our exclusive interview with Dank here. 

We then popped along to meet with Sarah, known as Faunagraphic who was mid way through creating this vivid masterpiece joint created with her partner, Rocket01. 

Check out our exclusive interview with Faunagraphic here. 


To watch our full length video interviews with Dank and Faunagraphic and see more photos of the street art in progress check out out Instagram Stories.  To download the FREE Cheltenham Paint Festival trail maps as shown below click here

We would love to see any photos you take of the Cheltenham Paint Festival.  Please tag us in on social media using @VisitCheltenham #OurChelt.  We will share our favourites!

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Watch Cheltenham's streets pop with colour whilst a selection of top artists paint at the annual Cheltenham Paint Festival!

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