Spray stars to paint town red

Work by Pure Evil: Jackie print and (below) a Marilyn print

Work by Pure Evil: Jackie print and (below) a Marilyn print

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IT will be a case of Baywatch to Spraywatch as the Sand, Sea and Spray Urban Art Festival returns to Blackpool.

Huge names from the world of Urban Art are due to descend on the resort for three days when live graffiti will be produced around town.

Work by Pure Evil: Marilyn print

Work by Pure Evil: Marilyn print

Artists including Pure Evil, who recently featured on BBC’s The Apprentice, and Paris-based Kashink – one of only a few female street artists – will join forces with more than 40 others to paint the town many colours.

The brainchild of DJ Robin Ross, the second festival will encourage people of all ages to find out more about street art.

Building on the success of last year’s event, this year will also see a fashion show and exhibition in the Winter Gardens Olympia featuring garments created by Blackpool Sixth Form students.

Robin said: “When you watch urban art being created it is amazing because you really appreciate the skills that are required to create such masterpieces.

“We have got some fantastic artists and I am really looking forward to seeing people’s faces as they realise just how jaw-droppingly good these artists are.”

Six sites around the resort will transformed into huge art galleries with artists creating masterpieces on North Pier, Deansgate, Adelaide Street, Central Car Park, Olympia in the Winter Gardens and Church Street.

Works will be on sale priced from £15 to more than £1,000.

Natalie Wyatt, managing director of Marketing Blackpool, said: “This is an event for people of all ages because it really is amazing to watch and what’s more, it’s free.

“The festival is one of the many events in Blackpool that show how we are becoming a much more cultural destination.”

Sand Sea and Spray takes place from June 15 to 17.

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