From Saturday 3rd December through to Christmas Eve, visitors can experience Leicester city centre like never before, as large-scale projections illuminate Leicester’s Green Dragon Square. A spectacular moving projection of 3D animated murals will transform the space into an illuminated wonderland, as they are projected into the square in this impressive, large-scale artwork.

Paint to Pixel (Christmas Edition) combines high-quality street art with stunning projections to create an impressive and festive experience for all to enjoy. Previous versions of Paint to Pixel have been shown at Nottingham Light Night and Bring the Paint festival, but this special Christmas edition has a distinctly festive twist.

The illuminations will feature moving animations based on artwork by internationally renowned street artists 45rpm, Mr Poes, Roo, Saïd Kinos and Michal Lach. The artwork has then been animated by MBD to create five short films, which will screen from 4:30pm each day until 10:30pm.

The stunning projection artwork is being presented by BID Leicester and has been created by local arts organizations MBD and Graffwerk. BID Leicester Director Simon Jenner said:

“It’s fantastic to welcome this mesmerising artwork to the city. It has been commissioned as a brand-new piece, designed especially for this space. It is sure to add some festive sparkle and cheer to the city centre for all of those who live, work or study here over the Christmas season. 

The large-scale and visually playful nature of the projections will attract visitors to the City Centre and continue to showcase Leicester as a vibrant place in which you can expect to enjoy world-class street art.”

MBD Creative Director, Paul Long, said:

“It’s been amazing for MBD to work on this incredible project. We’ve thoroughly enjoyed working with a range of incredibly talented street artists, who have provided so much quality material for us to animate. Working on this project has brought a great deal of joy to us and we hope this is shared with thousands of visitors to Leicester over the festive period.”

The projections will switch on at 4:30pm on Saturday 3rd December, with five short videos showing intermittently every hour. The projections will then be viewable every day from 4:30-9:30pm until Christmas Eve.

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