STROUD will come alive with colour on Sunday as the inaugural paint festival takes place across town. 

On Sunday, July 7 from 10am to 4.30pm, the first ever Stroud Paint Festival will take place. 

The event, which describes itself as "where art and community collide," will see invited artists transforming various locations with stunning street art murals.

The festival has already made its mark with the completion of a vibrant mural in the tunnel between Milano’s and the Post Office.

Created by Lee Kirby of "The Art of Third Eye," this piece is just the beginning of what the town council says could be an 'exciting transformation of Stroud's urban landscape.'

Locations set to be brightened up during the festival include:

1. The underpass near Travis Perkins

2. The Market Tavern

3. The Police Station

4. The Opticians by Coffee #1

5. Milano's Cafe

6. Stroud Brewery

Local business owners are already feeling the positive impact.

Cagan Cinar of Milanos Cafe said: "We are so pleased to have some Street Art by us.

(Image: Supplied) "It makes the alley seem brighter and safer.


"Looking forward to what else happens there this weekend!"

Whilst this year's event features invited artists only, organisers hope to involve local youth in future projects.

Residents and visitors are welcome to witness the walls and boards being brought to life throughout the day.

Stroud Town Council has assisted the organisers in finding appropriate spaces and seeking permissions from property owners.

However, the event is run entirely by the Stroud Paint Festival team, with sponsorship from local businesses.

Bailey Paints, a key sponsor, expressed their enthusiasm: "As soon as we heard about the paint festival, we knew we wanted to help however we could."

The company has provided essential supplies, including masonry paint, spray cans, and painting tools.

The festival organisers are also grateful to Stroud Brewery Taproom for their support.

Residents can follow the event's progress on the organisers' Facebook page.