The Most Jaw-Dropping Murals From Europe’s Biggest Live Street Art Festival

Bristol in southwest England was treated to a riotous explosion of color over the weekend.

Buildings, boards and store shutters across its Bedminster neighborhood were covered in eye-catching and thought-provoking murals, stencils and paintings as more than 350 street artists descended on the area for Upfest, Europes largest live street art event.

Renowned artists includingJody Thomas, Cheo,Buff Monster, Pahnl and Kobra were watched on by thousands of visitors as they braved rain showers to meticulously paint over last years works.

The festival is now almost a decade old, having evolved from its humble beginnings as justa small gatheringof friends in 2008.

Check out HuffPosts live-stream from the festival on Sunday, above, and a selection of the pieces below:

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