Urban art, creativity at Lagos Street Art Festival 2024
Lagos State is set to begin 2024 with hosting of the maiden edition of Lagos Street Art Festival. The five-day event set for the first quarter of 2024 will attract a celebration of urban art, creativity and community. The event will bring together artists, enthusiasts and the public to celebrate the dynamic intersection of street art, urban culture and creative expression.
Speaking on the event, the Executive Creative Director for the festival, Osadolor ‘Osa Seven’ Okunkpolor, the organisers Inscribe Art, a trailblazing creative collective and public art company, said the art firm is thrilled to bring the first-ever Lagos Street Art Festival to life.
“This event is not just about celebrating art, it’s a platform for boosting tourism, creating opportunities for artists, fostering education, capacity building, and engaging the youth. This maiden edition of the Lagos Street Art Festival, promises an immersive experience transcending conventional art festivals. A five-day experiential festival will merge street art with pop culture, showcasing the talents of local and international artists through large-scale murals, installations, and interactive exhibits, transforming the city into an open-air art gallery,” he said.
According to him, renowned artists and industry experts will conduct master classes, providing aspiring talents with invaluable insights and skills to further elevate their craft.
On his part, Special Adviser to Lagos State Governor on Tourism, Arts and Culture, Idris Aregbe, said the festival is a strategic avenue for boosting tourism and fostering youth development through the creative arts.
“The festival aligns seamlessly with Mr. Governor’s vision for contributing to Nigeria’s creative economy, and positioning Lagos as a cultural hub. I am thrilled to witness this synergy of art, tourism, and youth empowerment at this groundbreaking event, creating an opportunity to put Lagos on the global street festivals map,” Aregbe said.
Notable among its projects is a series of graffiti murals situated at Law School Bus Stop, Ozumba Mbadiwe Road, Victoria Island, Lagos that narrates Lagos stories and the city’s resourcefulness to a global audience.