Our photo gallery shares highlights of the fifth annual Cheltenham Paint Festival, starting with this incredible mural by Mr Cenz (on the left), featuring 9 year-old inspirational local star Nylah Abitimo-Jones.

During lockdown, at just 7 years old, Nylah, who was born at in Gulu, Uganda and now lives in Cheltenham, performed her poem ‘Black’ in front of over 5,000 people at the #BlackLivesMatter protest in Pittville Park, Cheltenham. The video went viral, watched by millions across the world & shared by celebrities including Missy Elliott. Since then Nylah has gone on to become a Blue Peter star, sharing her important message of self-love and being black with pride.

Her spectacular new portrait can be found on Princess Elizabeth Way.

The talented Curtis Hylton returned to Cheltenham Paint Festival over the weekend to create this stunning floral peacock (right). He’s also created a second mural in the courtyard of the hotel, visitors can check it out by walking through the bar area. 

Curtis specialises in painting animals & birds decorated with striking floral designs You will have spotted his previous street art in Cheltenham town centre - a cat located on Albion Street!

Cheltenham Paint Festival 2022 murals

You will need to keep your eyes peeled to find the Cheltenham Paint Festival murals in St Paul’s. Some are hidden on walls at the back of buildings, others tucked away in residential areas. Our photos feature a spectacular Sri Lankan bird by Peachzz and a new sign welcoming visitors to St Paul’s by the super talented Inkie.

Whilst in St Paul’s discovering street art we recommend you pop into The Coconut Tree for delicious Sri Lankan street food & cocktails. Or pop into the School House Café for an indulgent cake & coffee!

Cheltenham Paint Festival 2022 murals in St Pauls

A few more of our favourite Cheltenham Paint Festival murals can be found below. A Google map featuring the 60 old & new street art locations, and the details of all the street artists can be found here www.cheltenhampaintfestival.co.uk. We thoroughly recommend you jump on a bike or hire a Zwings electric scooter folks and follow the trail. Enjoy exploring!

Cheltenham Paint Festival 2022 murals

Images feature a new mural by Pogo Stencils just off Princess Elizabeth Way; top mural by Andy Dice Davies which can be seen in North Place Car Park. Bottom mural on Aggs Stadium, Pittville Park. 

Cheltenham Paint Festival 2022 murals

Mural on Gloucester Road, opposite Shell Garage (left); and two murals in The Brewery Quarter (right). Top mural is new this year, bottom mural by Inkie is one from a previous Cheltenham Paint Festival.

Cheltenham Paint Festival murals

Images feature street murals from previous Cheltenham Paint Festivals, all located by Cheltenham Spa Train Station.

We would also like to take this opportunity to give a shout out to this inspirational man - Andy Dice Davies (image below). Artist, Founder & Director of the Cheltenham Paint Festival. Due to his hard work, enthusiasm and dedication, locals and visitors to Cheltenham can enjoy free street art by leading national & international street artists year-round!

Cheltenham Paint Festival 2022 murals - Founder and Director - Andy Dice Davies

Images feature Andy Dice Davies, Founder and Director of Cheltenham Paint Festival on Princess Elizabeth Way and new mural by Mister Samo. 

Cheltenham Paint Festival 2022 sponsors and partners

A massive thanks also go to the artists and of course the event sponsors & partners…

Cheltenham Borough Council, Cheltenham Borough Homes, ARTery project, Barnwood Trust, Cheltenham BID, The Brewery Quarter, Movement For Good Awards, The WCD Group, Brewers Decorating Centre, Glide Media, The Big Local, Travis Perkins, Lennon Builders

Thank you all for bringing world-class art to the streets of Cheltenham! 

For more unmissable events in Cheltenham, The Festival Town, and to plan your stay check out - Cheltenham Festivals Guide, What's on in Cheltenham, Unissable things to do in Cheltenham, Staycations in Cheltenham.


Cheltenham Paint Festival
Cheltenham Paint Festival - Inkie PE Way

Cheltenham's streets pop with colour thanks to the annual Cheltenham Paint Festival. Watch artists hard at work when the festival returns for the sixth year this summer, 27 - 28 July 2024 and enjoy street art creations year round in The Festival Town!



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