Sea of colour and music during Back Alley Gallery’s party

THE alleys of Lismore's CBD were a sea of colour, culture and music on Saturday as the Back Alley Gallery held a street party to celebrate the culmination of Arts in August.

Artists started scaling ladders of all sizes from 10am, creating colourful artworks on the alley walls.

Yarn bombers invaded the alleys, strategically placing their colourful knitted creations.

While children enjoyed getting their faces painted, people of all ages browsed market stalls and musicians filled the air with melodies.

After last year's successful inaugural street party, which saw more than 1500 people enjoy the spectacle, organiser Erin Lewis said they just had to hold another street party.

Ms Lewis said the party appealed to a huge demographic in the community and they tried to cater for people of all ages.

"After last year people said why doesn't this happen every weekend."

Ms Lewis said not all the artists were armed with cans of spray paint.

"Artists were scattered around the alleys creating works on plywood and canvas which will be mounted at another event in the future."

The pace picked up from 4pm as musicians took to the stage in Eggins Ln.

Ms Lewis said an outdoor cafe near the stage selling wood-fired pizzas, wonder snow cones, nachos, tea and coffee, proved popular.

"The party culminated when our headline acts, hip hop artists NastaijRemiand Ozi Batlatook to the stage wowing the crowds."

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