Record Visitors at See No Evil

See No Evil had record numbers of visitors at their street art festival this weekend, which included the Mail, Maps and Motion event at Brunelís Old Station.

see no evil at Brunel's

50,000 people from all over the country swarmed to the city of Bristol to see an incredible outdoor live exhibition of graffiti and street art painting.

Around 20,000 people were in Nelson Street alone over the weekend. As the main thoroughfare to the city centre, Nelson Street has benefited from a colourful makeover at the hands of 40 leading urban artists.

Organisers say those numbers are 20,000 up on last year, which is hardly surprising since word has spread that this is the largest (and most spontaneous) permanent art exhibition in the world. Many of the artists did not know what they were going to paint until they first picked up their spray cans. 

An American graffiti artist called Mark Bode was one of those chosen to give Nelson Street a makeover.

He said: "See No Evil is an amazing festival. I'm sure it will be decades before there is anything similar, on this scale, in America.
"It is really hard to get any funding for something like this in the States. It's so inspiring to come here and see so many people taking pictures and enjoying the art."

As well as the street art, visitors to the See No Evil festival were treated to a range of live music, film and performances, as well as bars and food stalls.

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