Upfest needs your help!

Europe’s largest free, live street and urban art festival Upfest needs your help to reach the £20,000 crowdfunding target by Sunday 14th May to make this year’s festival happen. The festival is set to return to the streets on 22nd  – 24th July 2017 with its biggest line up of artists painting more than 30 venues and outdoor walls.

Returning to the streets of Bedminster for a ninth year, the festival has launched a crowdfunding campaign through fundsurfer.com/Upfest to raise £20,000 to help the festival team manage the 30,000+ expected visitors at the free festival.

To help raise the funds, the festival is offering incredible rewards from leading street artists for the final fundraising push this week. These include a special limited edition print created by Cheo to celebrate Morph’s 40th Birthday and this year’s festival print by Pahnl. Fans are encouraged to make contributions large or small to play a part in the continued success of Europe’s largest Street Art & Graffiti festival.

New rewards include a mural for your home or office by artist Hannah Adamaszek, well known for her meditation and yoga inspired portraits, and Cheba, whose Futuristic spray can art is instantly recognisable on the streets of Bristol.

Funders will also have the chance to own artwork that has been featured in the Upfest outdoor gallery at Cargo, Wapping Wharf since November. The first mural by Gemma Compton features her recognisably intricate floral designs and the second by Sophie Long features the renowned Bristol cormorants in brightly coloured hues.

Signed and numbered prints are available by artist Andy Colwill, whose work ‘Children in a Balloon’ combines both the street art and hot air balloons which are synonymous with the city of Bristol. For those wishing to learn how to create their own art, there’s also now a chance to have a Graffiti lesson for just a £25 donation.

Every person who donates £10 or more will also be automatically entered into a draw for two nights’ accommodation in the Grand Hotel for the Upfest Festival weekend.

To donate and grab these exclusive rewards please visit fundsurfer.com/|Upfest. For more information visit the festival’s website www.upfest.co.uk or keep up to date on social media by following @Upfest on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.