Hit The North Street Art Festival returns to Belfast this May

Hit The North Street Art Festival returns to Belfast this May

Some of the world's most celebrated street artists are set arrive in Belfast as part of a major art festival this May.

Organised by Seedhead Arts and supported by Hennessy, the ‘Hit The North’ (HTN) street art festival has been transforming public spaces across Belfast with contemporary murals for over a decade. 

This year’s festival has a strong international feel and will welcome over 60 renowned artists from South America, Asia, Middle East, North America, Africa, Australia, Europe and the UK, as well as supporting well-established and aspiring artists from Northern Ireland.

The festival, running from 2nd – 5th May, includes street art workshops, an artist exhibition and sketching sessions, before a ‘block party’ on Sunday 5th May where artists will be live painting on Kent Street, Belfast. 

‘Hit The North’ 2024 events programme, key dates:

o   Artist Exhibition launch is Thursday 2nd May at the Blackbox from 7pm.

This includes a blind auction of small originals by the artists taking part. 50% of the auction proceeds will be to Médicins du Monde, and 50% to the artists themselves. Works will be available for £60 and can be purchased from Seedhead Arts website.

o   This is followed by a sketching session, ‘Real Sketchy’ on Thurs 2nd May 3rd May, 9pm at the Black Box Green Room, Belfast. This will be open to the public and will have some of the participating artists in attendance joining in on the fun.

o   A short film, You Missed a Bit, which was commissioned in 2023 to mark the festival’s 10th birthday, will be shown at the Black Box in Belfast on Saturday 4th May at 3pm, alongside ‘We Speak Wall.’

o   The festival will culminate with a ‘block party’ on Kent Street, Belfast on Sunday 5th May between 2-6pmwhere spectators can soak up the atmosphere and enjoy entertainment from David Holmes and Beat n’ Drum samba band, food trucks and refreshments as they watch artists bring their modern murals to life.

To find out more, visit: www.seedheadarts.com

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