The Whitecross Street Party has returned for 2021. Taking place a little later in the year than normal. It had been pushed back from July and took place over two days. Featuring live art, music and a range of other activities, the event managed to once again pack people back into the street.
Certainly it was nice to see the Whitecross Street Party back as part of the London art calendar. As with many events it had fallen victim to the Covid-19 restrictions of 2020. For street art lovers it’s certainly good. The Whitecross Street Party still remains as one of the only truly accessible painting events in London. At least one where you can really interact with the artists.
Street Art at Whitecross Street Party
Street art has always played a major role at the Whitecross Street Party. This year artists live painted over both days. The mix of artist locations was also better than in recent years. Core to the days activities were still very much the artists painting on boards in the street. However these were reduced in favour of the creation of several permanent wall murals and even the painting of an electrical box.
Core to these artworks was the replacing of the long standing Conor Harrington mural. A piece that itself had taken quite an iconic status looking out onto the street over the years. Deterioration from flaking paint and the battering of the elements over the years meant that this was updated with a piece from Mr Cenz. Nearby new other permanent street works were added from Voydor, Vibes, Driper and Mr Doodle.
Of the artists taking part in the live street painting many had bigger canvasses than normal. Woskerki, Neonita, Qukek, Gent, Spore and Odisy were amongst the artists taking part on the street. They were joined by Jelly Jay, Christina Reyes, string artist Perspicere, Tizer and Steve Chapman. It resulted in an eclectic mix of artists. Some well known for their work on the street with others more specialist in other mediums.
Whitecross Street Party 2021 Gallery
Street Art Boards
Permanent Street Art
Art on Whitecross Street
The Whitecross Street Party took place on 7th and 8th September 2021. All photographs in the article are from Inspiring City unless otherwise noted. For more articles about previous events have a look at these articles from 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019.