Waterford Walls festival to transform the city with colour

Justin Kelly

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Waterford Walls festival to transform the city with colour

Waterford Walls festival to transform the city with colour

The Waterford Walls festival returns to the city for its fourth year this August, transforming the city through colour and art by painting and lighting up the walls of buildings.

Waterford Walls is an international street art festival started by The Walls Project that transforms Waterford City into an open-air gallery.

Waterford Walls invites over 50 artists again in 2018 to transform our city walls, continuing to make Waterford an essential cultural attraction and International go to street art destination.

The event this year takes place from August 17 – 26 and boasts a growing array of Irish and International artists and performers. 

Waterford Walls was the brainchild of Edel Tobin, founder and project manager with Waterford Walls Project. It was one of many of her ideas to re-imagine public spaces.

In 2014, she was founded New Street Gardens, a pop up garden built on a derelict site in the city. In 2017, she launches Patterns of Light-a lighting display along the Quay in Waterford.

For a taste of what's in store at this year's festival, check out this highlights package from 2017. 

You can find out more about the festival by clicking here