Bristol, UK is hosting a street graffiti exhibition/party to market the city to the world:

Nelson Street has been transformed during the last week, with some of the world’s best graffiti artists creating huge artworks on the buildings lining the street.

Some 13,400 spray cans, 26 scaffolding towers, six cranes and 320 litres of emulsion used by 70 street artists were used to transform 326m of Nelson Street.

Mike Bennett is one of the guys behind the idea and things got quite crowded with over 5000 visitors hitting the streets:

“It looked like Beirut at 3am here, there was complete chaos! But the artists have really pulled out the stops to make this happen.

I’m sure you’re curious to see what Beirut looks like:

See No Evil Bristol Festival 2011

See No Evil Bristol Festival 2011