Welcome to the Circus – new art show launches in Brighton

You can spray that again

You can spray that again

Two leading art galleries have teamed up to launch a  live street art festival.

Brighton-based artrepublic and ink_d will present the artrepublic Urban ArtFest, a gala of live street art and performances, at Circus Street on Saturday from 1pm to 5pm.

Featured artists include RYCA, Pure Evil, Zeus, David Walker, Copyright, Carne Griffiths, Hutch, Cassette Lord, Jimi Crayon, Gemma Compton and Dylan Floyd.

The event comprises live painting and stencilling, urban music, dance performances, and food.

The two galleries have worked with the  neighboring Tarner Community Project to give young people o the estate the chance to work with top artists through a series of workshops.

Lawrence Alkin, owner of artrepublic in Bond Street, Brighton , said: ‘Street art has become highly collectable in recent years with artists making headline news for their wonderful creations. Urban ArtFest represents a fantastic and rare opportunity to meet these highly skilled artists and see their work created up close. I am delighted that artrepublic & ink_d, as leading galleries representing this art form, are working with Brighton Fringe to create a fun packed day for everyone’.