FOR THE LOVE OF ART…WHAT GOT US INTO THIS?
It all started as a short holiday to Lake Worth, Florida where we discovered the Lake Worth Street Painting Festival. As two of 100,000 visitors, we were immediately awe-inspired by the magical abilities of truly amazing artists creating art, with chalk (or pastels) on the streets.
International professional artists, locally based adult artists of all levels of experience and parents with kids – everyone took to the pavement and made art appear before our very eyes! It was truly inspiring and we made it our goal to put Cambridge on the world stage with a truly international festival to be proud of – The Cambridge International Street Art Festival.
Now you can participate in and/or experience international street art painting but with an amazing twist. A graffiti twist. There is a world of phenomenal graffiti artists some of whom will also join us and wow us with their talents. Be amazed because they are amazing!
WHAT WILL YOU SEE AND EXPERIENCE?
Watch art evolve from the bare streets in historic Cambridge (Galt) and riverbank walls, along the Grand River, into masterpieces of art! It’s where modern day ‘Madonnaris’ (Term for street chalk artists who ‘painted’ the streets or public squares for money, dating back to the 1600’s) and world class graffiti artists (also known as ‘writers’) take you on a visual journey from the blank canvas to enthralling works of art creating massive masterpieces of all genres!
ARTISTS AND ASPIRING ARTISTS!
Come be a part of the army of talented artists! Join up as a participating artist (challenge yourself and have fun!), bring your kids and pick up some chalk!
NOT AN ARTIST BUT LOVE AND ENJOY THE TALENT OF OTHERS?
Be a spectator, enjoy the weekend and walk amongst the artists! Enjoy great food from our vendors, local restaurants and pubs, great music or hang out along the river where the graffiti artists will don the riverbank with their huge canvases!
This spectacular annual event takes place in the historic center of Galt (one of the original 3 cities which make up modern day Cambridge).
WATCH THE ARTISTS CREATE ART!
The Cambridge International Street Art Festival is a not-for-profit organization whose mandate is to bring the joy and appreciation of art to the streets in Cambridge. The organization will provide a portion of profits to help local artists, schools and art-related organizations and provide recognition of the beauty of downtown, historic Cambridge (Galt) to the region and beyond.
MARK US ON YOUR CALENDAR - JUNE 24 & 25, 2017