Street Art and Communities

Posted: 17th November 2022
Street art has come a long way in recent times. What used to be considered vandalism is now becoming an integral part of a cities identity and desire to make areas more appealing.

From celebrating local icons and historical figures. To eye popping hoardings that spotlight the regeneration of an old building. We are seeing street art and communities working side by side to improve urban landscapes.

No surface is considered too small or too obscure. Quick tags are being replaced by works that are considered and make people want to stop and appreciate them. This in turn helps to fund more works around towns and cities. Allowing street art to be appreciated as a powerful art form.

Helping to raise awareness of social issues through the use of punchy powerful messages, street art can be used as a catalyst for progress.

Derricks Records painted by Fresh Creative Co.

The image above helped to transform a neglected façade, and gave the shop a real sense of identity. To read more about this project click here.

Whilst the image below was a mural to help raise awareness of inequality. Working with a local housing organisation to give it as much impact as possible. To read more about this click here.

Being in the heart of the community allows the work to be seen by everyone. Unlike museums and galleries, it doesn’t require an entry fee for people to see it.

So with growing accessibility and diversity, street art has made its way to social media channels. Which helps underrepresented artists gain ground.

Not to mention a surge of street art festivals in recent years where international artists are given a chance to leave their mark.

As a result this helps to bring in people from further afield and raise the profile of a region. This intern helps local businesses, as people seek out street art they encounter the communities that surround them.


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Humphrey Lane Studios,

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