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FLARE Street Art Festival is a pilot event with a vision to develop longer term plans in collaboration with the City, local businesses and local artists.
It creates new public art pieces to drive visitation into the city, as well as maintaining year-round visitation appeal as people come to explore what’s new each year.
FLARE is specifically focused on driving visitation into the centre of the city with the event taking place during normal business hours for the purpose of supporting local Christchurch businesses.
The event will bring people into the city to sample local restaurants and street food, rather than bringing in food vendors from outside of Canterbury.
Another objective is to increase the number of laneway activations on offer in the city with spin off activations at night to support the nigh-time economy and culture, which is important for attracting young professionals.The festival will reclaim Christchurch’s global status as a street art capital.