“Trailblazing street art festival. The only one of its kind in Ireland”
Dan Leo, Artist

“A celebration of international and local art and culture in the wonderful settings of Waterford. Regenerating disused spaces and ugly walls and transforming the city into the most interactive art gallery you could find”
Caoilfhionn Hanton, Artist

“Waterford Walls is the best weekend in the year for Ireland”
Mark Finn, Artist


Welcome to Waterford Walls Festival based in Waterford, Ireland. We are an international street art event celebrating our sixth year this August 20th-23rd 2020.

Each year we invite world-class national and international street artists to join us and paint the city’s walls with stunning large scale artwork and 2020 will be no different!

Join us for amazing live painting by some of the world’s top street artists, along with a fun-filled family-friendly programme of activities including live music, workshops, guided art trails and expert panel talks. We cater for art lovers of all ages and this year we are launching our new children’s street art programme.

Join us this August 20th-23rd for the sixth instalment of the incredible Waterford Walls International Street Art Festival!

Meet Our 2019 Artists

Since its inception in 2015, Waterford Walls has welcomed over 130 artists to paint in Waterford City. In 2019, our fifth year, you can expect to see even more amazing artworks created by artists from Ireland and abroad! Check out our 2019 line up below for a flovour of what is to come, this August...

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Commissions & Workshops

We are often asked if we facilitate commissioned artwork or workshops and we are delighted to say that we are always willing to work on new and exciting projects! To date, we have worked with numerous Schools, Businesses, Youth or Community Groups, Private Commissions, Festivals, Embassies and Local Authorities to help them achieve their goals....

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Wall owner scheme closing on November 30th.

Latest News

A Portrait of the Artist : Magda Karol

  Tell us how you first got into street art, what was the scene like where you grew up and how many years have you been painting? I have been painting since I can remember but last year was the first time I stood in front of a wall with paint in my hand. As...

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A Portrait of the Artist : NOVICE

Tell us how you first got into street art, what was the scene like where you grew up and how many years have you been painting? I got into street art through youth work, some young people I was working with wanted to try it out, I was hooked when I first tried it. After I...

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A Portrait of the Artist : Caoilfhionn Hanton

Tell us how you first got into street art? I first pursued a debut in this very foreign world during the New Street Gardens Project, headed by Edel. I find street art is much more refreshing for me than the standard art gallery. I started taking my craft seriously in transition year. Since posting my...

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