Local artists paint Leith-themed murals on utility boxes

Street artists are showcasing local talent by painting a series of small murals on utility boxes on Leith Walk and Constitution Street.

By Reporter
Saturday, 24th October 2020, 7:00 am
Local artists paints mural on utility box in Leith
Local artists paints mural on utility box in Leith

Community arts organisation Vue Art have arranged for local artists to paint the murals, funded by the Trams to Newhaven project as part of its £2.4m Support for Business Scheme.

Transport and Environment Vice Convener Councillor Karen Doran said: “These fantastic murals showcase the creativity synonymous with Leith, something which we really want to protect and help to flourish over the coming years.

“Thanks to Vue Art Ltd and this group of talented community artists, a splash of colour has been added to these otherwise everyday utility boxes, treating visitors to Leith Walk, Constitution Street and the many shops, cafes and attractions here.”

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The commissioned art includes work by artists Vincente Aguado, Josh aka Gratis Quo and Mike known as Breeze Thirteen.

Lotte from Vue Art Ltd said: “Vue Art Ltd are rooted in the Leith community. We were established to provide services to clients who have an interest in commissioning, owning and exhibiting street art, and to meet the needs of aspiring and established graffiti and street artists.

“We are pleased to be working with Trams to Newhaven on bringing more art to Leith Walk and Constitution Street.”

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