The idea for the street art trail was born from a conversation between local artist MiMiC art and Steve from Dunbar T-Shirt Shop. Initially they had the idea of randomly drawing 3d pavement art during tourist season to make people stop and take notice of what goes on around them.
This initial dabble into the world of street art creating a seed of enthusiasm which grew into a passion for bringing accessible street art of all forms. The traditional town of Dunbar is steeped in a long and influential history, with it’s listed high street it makes the perfect juxtaposition for modern art forms.
The impact street art has was instantly noticeable as people stopped, stared, had conversations and took plenty of pictures. This one simple act had changed peoples perception on the town.
Street art is visual art created in public locations, usually unsanctioned artwork executed outside of the context of traditional art venues. The term gained popularity during the graffiti art boom of the early 1980s and continues to be applied to subsequent incarnations.