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Come on Bristol, let’s get creative!

Welcome to UPFEST PRESENTS Workshops, Talks, Tours and a whole lot more, In partnership with Yuup.

17th May - 2nd June: This year, Upfest returns as UPFEST PRESENTS... a 17-day cultural programme, In place of its weekend festival in the park. UPFEST PRESENTS will pop-up at multiple venues across BS3 with free to attend workshops, live painting, artist talks, arts activities, panel discussions, and Street Art Tours.

They say nothing in life is free, well they’re wrong, UPFEST PRESENTS is! With support from Arts Council England and our other partners including POSCA, mt Masking Tape, Faber-castell and of course Yuup, we’ve been able to bring you Free Ticketed and drop-in workshops, talks, tours, book signings all with a creative spin.

Our programme of workshops sits alongside 17 days of Mural Painting and music from over 200 artists, have a break between workshops be sure to visit our exhibition spaces at the Upfest Gallery, Tobacco Factory, North Street Standard & St Pauls Crypt (24th – 26th May), picking up a piece of artwork at Upfest not only supports all the artists but helps Upfest continue for years to come.

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Are you a business looking to enhance your surroundings or a creative agency, architect or property developer working with a client looking for something unique? Are you a homeowner or art collector wanting to bring a mural to your home? Then speak to our creative team.

Upfest has worked on multiple place making initiatives including the Bristol Hearts, In collaboration with We Are Plaster, Bristol Business Improvement District and Visit Bristol we designed and painted 374 socially distanced giant hearts across 3 sites in Bristol city centre for the #BristolTogether campaign. These hearts were to encourage and promote the safe reopening of our city after the lockdown of 2020.

We can work with you on your artistic project in a number of different ways - from concept and creative planning through to delivery - to create artworks that bring your vision to life and have the kind of impact you’re looking for.


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Latest News from the world of Upfest



First Bus partners with UPFEST PRESENTS to bring colourful commutes to Bristol Bristol street artist, Cheo, has created a driveable work of art, which will have Bristolians double-taking across the city
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UPFEST PRESENTS..... Mister Samo

We are super proud to announce our 2024 headline artist: MISTER SAMO Each year our team approach an artist that is making waves to come on board as our headline artist and MISTER SAMO was firmly at the top of our list.
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UPFEST PRESENTS....Scale Up Mentoring Programme

CLOSING DATE - TUESDAY 23rd APRIL This year we are running a mentoring programme for five artists to be mentored by some of Bristol's finest street artists. Culminating in an artwork being created during UPFEST PRESENTS (17th May - 2nd June). We are looking for five practicing artists who are interested in scaling up their work to the next level.
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UPFEST PRESENTS....Looking for workshop facilitators

Upfest is looking for individuals or organisations to facilitate workshops to help enrich a two week programme of live painting and events taking place in and around Bedminster, Bristol as part of UPFEST PRESENTS between 17th May to 2nd June 2024.
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