Ashton Paint Jam to bring top street artists to town

May 13, 2024


Ashton Paint Jam set to bring top street artists to town

Get ready for a burst of colour and creativity as Ashton prepares to host its first ever Street Art Festival, on Saturday 18 May.

The‘Ashton Paint Jam’ will be a fantastic and fun one-day event bringing together some of the UK’s top street artists in Ashton, giving everyone the unique opportunity to have a front row seat to witness the creation of world-class street art.

Organised by Art Battle MCR, the event has been fully funded fromthe UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF) for Communities and Place.

The event promises to be a lively celebration of art, culture, and community.

Curated by internationally renowned street artist Jay Sharples, over twenty of the UK'stop street artists, will converge on Ashton to transform the hoardings outside the town hall into a dynamic outdoor art gallery.

The day will also feature live music from local DJs, tantalising treats from independent food, and activities for all ages. Children can unleash their creativity with supervised spray-painting sessions, while thrilling break-dancing and skateboarding performances will provide entertainment for the whole family.

Join in between 10.30am-5pm as we sprinkle Ashton with creativity, community spirit, and urbanculture at the Ashton Paint Jam!

"We are thrilled to bring the Ashton Paint Jam to life and showcase the incredible talent of street artists from across the UK," said Jay Sharples.

For more information about UKSPF, please visit

There is also free parking all day at Union Street Car Park, OL6 6JA only, all day on Saturday 18 May.

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