Newry’s very first Festival of Windows launched in 2014 on 13th of June and showcased work from local art and crafts people in shop windows on Hill Street in the City centre, turning the Street into a continuous Gallery from the Town Hall all the way down to John Mitchel Place.
Exhibitors included Newry’s up and coming and established artists and crafts people. The Festival was the brainchild of the Newry 2020 group, a grassroots organisation set up to help make Newry City a better place to live in and visit.
As the years have gone by the event has morphed into a street art festival showcasing the work of Ireland’s top street artists, such as Kevlar, DMC, Jonny mcKerr, Conor McGinley and Frizz.
This year there are 9 street artists, a fantastic local artist/illustrator/caricaturist/author John Farrelly who will be doing caricatures on the day and hopefully some live music too.
Garry McElherron, a proud member of Newry 2020 and co-ordinator of The Festival of Windows said ‘he always feels humbled by all those who help take part and the funding assistance from Newry BID and local council. It couldn’t be done without them’.
Come along and watch and even pick up a can of spray paint on Saturday 15th June on Hill Street, Marcus Square.
Child-friendly paint spray is also available so even the kids can have a go!