By Sam Rkaina / firstname.lastname@example.org
More than 16,000 people turned out to see the See No Evil street exhibition in just one day, organisers believe.
People of all ages went to Nelson Street in the city centre on Saturday, to see what could become Bristol’s latest tourist attraction.
The 16,000 visitor estimate is more than double the most people that have gone to the £27 million M Shed in a single day since it opened in June.
More than 60 of the world’s biggest street artists have transformed the buildings in the previously grey street with around 30 pieces of art.
Today the Evening Post prints a guide to a dozen of the most eye-catching pieces, who created them and where to find them.
The work ranges from the seven storey high Nick Walker mural on Lawrence House, to a trio of pink monkeys tucked away in Christmas Street.
All the art has been completed and will stay as long as the buildings owners are happy to have them, except the paintings on the Old Magistrates’ Court which is due to be demolished.
Bristol City Council’s place making director Mike Bennett, one of the event organisers, told The Post he was “blown away” by the response.
He said: “I’m quite shell shocked by the footfall. It massively exceeded my expectations.”