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Street Art Enlivens Leith Walk and Constitution Street

Picture of Utility Cabinet painted by local artist.

A series of small murals are being painted on utility boxes on along the construction route.

As part of our Support for Business package, we have commissioned a series of small murals to be painted on utility boxes on Leith Walk and Constitution Street. Working alongside Vue Arts and Tactical Media, the project will help exhibit the work of local aspiring and established graffiti and street artists.

The murals, inspired by the vibrancy of Leith, will be painted along the future tram route. There will be 18 in total, enlivening the streets affected by construction.

Find out more about the artists involved, their inspirations and finished murals so far. 

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.”

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.”

Published: 23rd October 2020