See No Evil, Bristol's World Renowned Street Art Project Celebrates Its Second Year

See No Evil is a huge outdoor gallery showcasing some of the leading street artists from around the world including Stix, Sheone, Soker and Werc located on Bristol's Nelson Street just outside the city centre.

After the runaway success of See No Evil 2011, this years' event invited 30 of the leading street artists from across the globe to converge on Nelson Street once again on August 13th for a week long celebration of art, music and culture.

This years' event - which is the brainchild of Inkie, a Bristol based graffiti artist - has been organised in conjunction with the festival of arts for London 2012 to help celebrate the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic games.

Comprising an array of artistic styles with pieces ranging from a few feet to over fifty feet tall, See No Evil has completely rejuvenated the Nelson Street area of Bristol, a previously run down and neglected assortment of buildings just outside the city centre.

A wide range of businesses and organisations based on Nelson street agreed to have the faade of their buildings transformed, including a restaurant, a youth centre, an office block and even a police station.

See No Evil 2012 saw all but three of the initial pieces being painted over to make way for the new artwork. Thankfully for most however, one of the most popular and touching pieces of a mother holding her baby was left untouched.

The initiative has completely transformed the area and caused a massive surge in people visiting the city to marvel at the sheer size, scale and variety of artwork on display in what has become Europe's largest outdoor gallery.

The project has now been named as Europe's largest outdoor gallery and is testament to the power of thinking big and believing in your dreams. Thanks to the determination of Inkone and the support of the Bristol City Council, something truly special and inspiring has been allowed to come to life and in turn bring joy to millions.
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