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New format for Graffiato: Artists in Action 2020 in celebration of the 10-year anniversary

Art enthusiasts will have the opportunity to see some of the country’s most renowned street artists in action up close at this year’s Graffiato: Artists in Action event at Finn's Gastro Pub & Beer Garden on Friday 23 October 2020, 5.30 – 7.30pm (Auction at 7.00pm).

The evening event is the launch of the weekend long Graffiato: Taupo Street Art Festival which is celebrating its 10-year anniversary in 2020.

Pauly B - Graffiato: Taupo Street Art Festival 2019

“This is a terrific opportunity to meet the artists and see their techniques in action. It is a popular event for the community, and members of the audience have the chance to take a piece of art home with them at the end of the night” says Towncentre Taupo’s long Graffiato: Taupo Street Art Festival Coordinator, Alice Thompson.

In 2020 there is a new and interactive format for the Artists in Action event, with the wheels in motion weeks before at the Taupō Museum Graffiato: 10 Years of Street Art exhibition.

There will be an Artists in Action drawing competition, where children or art enthusiasts will be encouraged to create artworks within an interactive area of the exhibition at the Taupo Museum. A selection of these artworks will then be chosen as the inspiration for the attending festival artist to recreate at the Artists in Action event on 23 October 2020.

The creators of the selected artworks will be notified and invited to attend the Artists in Action event so see their artwork come to life.

The festival artists will create their version of the artwork on a canvas while spectators watch, and the finished artwork will then be auctioned off at the end of the night.

Members of the public will have the opportunity to “Paint the Walls of Dance Floor at Finn's” for a real taste mural art. There will be an interactive paint area inside Finns, where spectators have the chance to try their hand at spray paint.

The event is open to the public. Join us for this one of a kind event and opportunity to own a unique artwork from New Zealand’s leading street artists.

You must RSVP to be in to win some Graffiato merchandise as well as receive a welcome drink and nibbles on arrival. Please RSVP to alice@towncentretaupo.co.nz by Wednesday 21 October.

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