Arts festival to return in April

The hugely popular Nuart Aberdeen will take place from April 18 to 21 this year.

The festival, established in 2017, plays host to international artists who use city centre walls and buildings as their canvas for showcasing world-class street art murals and art installations.

Spearheaded by Aberdeen Inspired and Aberdeen City Council, Nuart Aberdeen has won four awards, including the Downtown Achievement Award of Excellence by the International Downtown Association for work and initiatives related to the 2018 event.

Adrian Watson, chief executive of Aberdeen Inspired, said: “We are proud of what the festival has achieved so far and how it has changed perceptions in our city, putting us on the map globally as a vibrant and diverse city.

“Putting on an event of this scale is a big task and would not be possible without the support of a number of partners.

“We are appreciative of the continued backing of Aberdeen City Council and our delivery partners, Burness Paull and The McGinty’s Group, which enable us to make this fantastic festival a reality.

“The 2019 festival, which takes place over Easter Weekend, is shaping up to be another special event and we would encourage the people of the city, region and their friends and family to come visit and enjoy the programme of events.”

Councillor Marie Boulton, Aberdeen City Council’s culture spokesperson, said: “Nuart Aberdeen has had a fantastic impact on the city.

“It has captured the imagination of residents and visitors alike, raising Aberdeen’s profile globally and underlining our ambitious to continue building our reputation as an international destination.

“The Council has invested £300,000 over three years in Nuart Aberdeen and that has brought a significant return both culturally and economically.”

Elaine Farquharson-Black of Burness Paull said: “We are very proud to support an event which continues to have such a positive impact in transforming the image of our city.”

Jillian Miller of The McGinty’s Group said: “Nuart provides a real opportunity to showcase our great city and its offering whilst importantly, helping to create a real buzz in the heart of the city centre.”

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