Alice Springs Street Art Festival set to colour the town

The streets of Alice Springs will be transformed into an open air art gallery when the Alice Springs Street Art Festival (ASSAF) takes place from 23 July to 8 August 2021.

The festival will see four of Australia’s top street artists Kaff-eine (Vic), Gus Eagleton (Qld), Brontë Naylor (Qld) and Miss Polly (Darwin) team up with local creatives Tamara Cornthwaite, Karine Tremblay, Mark Circus and Kim Donald to paint six new murals across the CBD. The artworks will add a splash of vibrancy and life to the town centre while paying homage to the stunning Red Centre landscape and the local community.

Red Hot Arts Central Australia General Manager Jeanette Shepherd said the team was excited for the Alice Springs Street Art Festival to return.

“This event helps activate our CBD, and provides a lasting legacy in the form of enormous murals dotted throughout the town,” she said.

Murals will appear at Alice Springs Hospital on Gap Road, the YHA on Leichhardt Terrace, the Alice Plaza underground carpark laneway near Hartley Street, Minerals House and House of Tallulah on Hartley Street, and the Red Hot Arts wall on Stott Terrace.

ASSAF also includes an opening weekend of celebrations, including TRUCK-IN, a local food truck party featuring live music and art, plus a week of street painting with DJs and pop-up activities, arthouse film screenings, a mural reveal tour and more.

This event is being organised by Red Hot Arts Central Australia, and is supported by the Northern Territory Government through Northern Territory Major Events Company.

To find out more, follow the ASSAF on social media – @Alicestreetart #ASSAF21.