Pavement art

Pavement art is a growing worldwide movement of festivals, events, artists & like-minded people from every part of the globe!

Italian Street Painting

Working directly onto the pavement with chalks & pastels is also known as Italian Street Painting!

concert square

Liverpool’s Concert Square, off Bold Street, celebrated it’s £1.5 m revamp in 1995 with a Pavement Art Festival.

pavement art movies

Pavement artists have been featured in many movies over the years including: THINGS TO COME (1936) MARY POPPINS (1964) and most recently animated in Disney’s TANGLED 3D (2010)

3D street art

3D Street art is also known as ‘Anamorphic art’ a technique that dates back over 500 years!

Paul McCartney

Sir Paul McCartney supported UrbanCanvas in
2002, providing a cash donation to our Festival of Street Art!

Mary Poppins

Dick Van Dyke played the part of a pavement artist (Screever) & chimney sweep (Bert) in Disney`s Classic 1964 film- Mary Poppins!

George Orwell

George Orwell talks of a Pavement Artist as “one of the most fascinating characters he had ever come across” in his classic novel – Down & Out in Paris and London.

Robert Redford

Hollywood Actor Robert Redford started his career in Paris as a 19 year old Pavement Artist!


In the 1950′s, there was a heated debate in the British Parliament about whether pavement artists should be regarded as “Beggars”!

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