Brighton Youth Centre played host to a fantastic graffiti event over the weekend as part of the Brighton Festival Fringe which brought together a selection of the countries hottest street artists.
The Beautiful and the Canned organised by Wet Paint was billed as a graffiti event show casing street art and featuring some of the finest talent around and boy did they deliver. Artists taking part included; SNUB MISHFIT, REQ, ASBOLUV, DAN KITCHNER, GRAFTER , FUNKY RED DOG, THE PILOT.
Brighton has a fantastic wealth of artistic talent on its door step and all of the usual suspects were in attendance.
Gallery favourites such as Hutch, Pure Evil, Imbue, Pinky, Mark Hooley, K-Guy and many more took their paints and stencils to the Brighton Youth Centre to give it a make over like it had never seen.
Hutch had this to say about the event
“The event was amazing and brought together a fantastic selection of like minded people making the whole weekend one of the best event’s I have ever been involved in”
The guys were give free range to decorate the gym with free hand murals and stencils leaving no surface untouched including the basket ball backboards and the lockers.
Nothing was left paint free by the end of the weekend including a Suzuki Swift brought along to the event to receive a custom paint job courtesy of the attending artists. The Suzuki Swift in question has been entered into The 2009 Mongol Rally to raise money for The Christina Noble Children’s Foundation and now will be one of the most recognisable cars out there.
The event along with promoting street art was also aimed at raising money for charity and the guys at the Beautiful and Canned very kindly donated all profits from this event to The Brighton Youth Centre Charity.
With the massive success of this years event the organisers of The Beautiful and the Canned, Wet Paint are already planning next years event and I’m told that it is going to be on a scale that will blow this event out of the water.
All images taken from Beautiful and the Canned photo stream on Flickr