Waterford Walls, Ireland’s largest street art festival and open air gallery, returns from the 13th - 22nd of August 2021 for it's 7th year!
Each year new works of vibrant street art are added to Waterford's walls, creating the wonderful outdoor gallery that locals and visitors alike get to explore and enjoy every day! Since 2014, the mission of Waterford Walls is to transform and regenerate urban spaces in Waterford to inspire and connect communities.
This year the festival is delighted to welcome 20 street artists, both Irish and International, to Waterford Walls. These artists will be painting 24 walls altogether across not only the city, but also further afield as the 2021 festival expands out into the county of Waterford, bringing its incredible mural artwork to Tramore, An Rinn, Ballyduff Upper and Tallow.
Waterford Walls have developed a new digital app which brings the street art to life through augmented reality & animation. The app also gives viewers information on the artist behind the artwork and is free to download on Google Play Store or Apple App Store.
The festival has a new podcast where you can hear all the stories behind the creation of the artwork - listen to hear from the festival organisers, wall owners and the local community on the impact the stunning artworks have had on the city.
Did you know there are over 100 pieces of mural artwork located around Waterford that have been created by various irish and International artists during the past 7 years of Waterford Walls? Why not take a tour to be guided on a journey to visit these stunning artworks. Book your guided walking tour and discover the magical stories behind the art and the festival itself!
Visit the Waterford Walls Online Shop for plenty of festival merch - from t-shirts and postcards to stunning prints of the various artworks created over the years. Waterford Walls relies on fundraising and donations to support the festival each year and all shop profits are invested directly back into the festival.
Check out the festival map and enjoy Waterford Walls 2021 as artwork comes to life across the city.
For more information and the full 2021 Waterford Walls Festival Programme, visit www.thewallsproject.ie