Street art is a striking and effective way to improve the appearance of the city centre.
Our first art collaboration has brightened up what was a drab alleyway on Coney Street, close to Boots and WHSmith.
We worked with York gallery The Art of Protest on the project. They brought in artists Craig Evans and Tom Jackson, who work together under the name STATIC, and they created this stunning work in three days.
It has turned a city centre eyesore into an Instagram hotspot.
We would like this to be the beginning of a new collaboration between the BID and The Art of Protest, and will seek to support other city centre street art projects when they match our manifesto commitment to enhancing the appearance of York city centre.