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Surface Miami Street Art Festival 2023

Stunning street art pieces will take over the Gold Coast's footpaths, laneways and walls at this returning fest.
By Sarah Ward
March 27, 2023
By Sarah Ward
March 27, 2023

Life is always a little brighter on the Gold Coast, given the beachside city is home to all that sun, surf and sand, but it'll be positively bursting with colour and art as well when July rolls around again. That's when Surface Miami Street Art Festival will take place for 2023, making its home in the suburb of Miami and connecting its two creative precincts — from Hillcrest Parade through to Lemana Lane — with plenty of paint.

For two weeks, between Sunday, July 2–Sunday, July 16, this fest is going all in on its chosen format. On the bill: everything from large-scale outdoor murals to a fence-line exhibition featuring more than 80 artworks, and a secret gig, plus drinks, more tunes, nature photography and fun for all ages.

At Miami Marketta, the fest will launch with a big opening day session featuring live murals, tunes and coffee. The same spot will also play host to a digital art and photography exhibition, a showcase of handmade art and painting, James Reyne and Ella Hooper hitting the stage, and a Pub Choir session.

Although some events do cost to get in, the overwhelming majority of Surface Miami Street Art Festival is free — other than however you make your way down to the Goldie.

Updated June 26.

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