Open Site Navigation

0116 243 7666 | reservations@thegreshamaparthotel.com 

Book your stay at The Gresham today!

Bring The Paint 2022 is set to be the biggest yet


Mural of a woman and bird on a block of flats


If you’ve been thinking about visiting The Gresham and would also like to see some stunning street art, then there would be no better time to visit than during the Bring The Paint festival this May.


Leicester will once again be welcoming the art festival for its third instalment in the city this May 23rd-29th. The festival’s line-up boasts over 50 of some of the most recognised international, national and local artists including BOND, INKIE, SMASH, and more!


Artists will be coming together across the city to create over 45 large-scale artworks…but that’s not all! The festival incorporates multiple different creative and innovative media forms, exhibitions and activities - highlighting the melting pot of culture in the industry with artists from America, Australia, Germany, Italy, France and of course the UK.



Street art mural of a green monster

Bringing 10,000 visitors to the city centre over 6 days, the festival will encompass an exciting range of activities and exciting art works. Visitors can get involved in exhibitions, workshops, music, street art tours, live broadcasts, food & drink offerings, and other family friendly activities!


And if all that wasn’t enough, artists will be working with progressive media forms such as spectacular 3D floor art and latest large scale interactive AR technology - bringing never before seen art and culture to the streets and people of Leicester.




A Bring the Paint mural brightens up a stretch of Leicester street

Leicester is internationally known as a hub of culture, diversity and creativity, playing on this - the festival will be built around the film of bringing together a mix of diverse artists with wildly different backgrounds to create art at its finest.


The iconic festival having a platform in Leicester would not be possible without support from partners including Arts Council England, BID Leicester, Leicester City Council, De Montfort University, and The Gresham.


Artistic Director of Bring The Paint, Izzy Hoskins said,


“We are incredibly excited to stage Bring The Paint for the third time in Leicester. Our world-class lineup of artists speak for themselves and we are proud to be working with such an incredible selection of writers. The festival is set to be one of the biggest street art events in the UK this Year.”

Internationally acclaimed graffiti artist, INKIE commented,

With the strongest line-up of any UK event, Bring The Paint is raising the bar yet again.”

Sponsored by BID Leicester, Director, Simon Jenner said,


“BID Leicester is thrilled to be supporting Bring the Paint 2021 and building on the festival’s past success. The festival has an international reach, helping to put Leicester on the map as a cultural destination and showcasing the city’s creative spirit.
"Our businesses will benefit from increased visitors to the city centre, and the festival’s legacy of vibrant and colourful artwork will continue to make Leicester a more attractive place for residents and regular city centre users.”

Find out more about the festival, what’s going on and how you can get involved here!