Glasgow has embraced concept of street art to promote the city centre, reduce the negative visual impact of land and unit vacancies due to the current economic circumstances, and provide features that will attract more visitors.
The City Centre Mural Trail features a diverse range of arts set within one easy walking area. The huge range of artwork on display has something to suit all tastes - conservative to radical, quirky to bizarre.
The murals have been produced on buildings, vacant shop units, and on hoardings around vacant land. The first art work was produced in 2008 and this portfolio of completed works has expanded since.
Spearheaded by the City Centre Regeneration team within Glasgow City Council as part of its City Centre Strategy, local artists are encouraged to get involved in the project to help generate local art activity. The artworks have more recently become unique pieces of art in their own right and have generated positive public and business feedback while creating a striking area feature that enhances the city centre environment.
Some of the artworks are temporary and are installed to alleviate against the economic downturn and environmental degradation. Glasgow is proud of its local artists and their inspirational, colourful, installations. We hope you find the City Centre Mural Map useful and enjoy visiting the artworks at your leisure.