+$Last summer, one of Bristol's best loved street artists+$Inkie+$managed to secure a festival in the beating heart of the city that can be legitimately described as the global centre of street art.
+$After years of campaigning, Inkie finally got his wish and one of the ugliest streets in班克斯+$'s hometown of Bristol was to be transformed into an open art gallery.
+$Since its construction in the 1960s,+$Nelson Street+$was renowned for its depressingly grey appearance; sheltered by high rise buildings and concrete, the place needed more than a little brightening up.
+$Last year's festival certainly achieved that, and this summer the See No Evil event, which has the support of the Arts Council, London 2012 Festival, and Bristol City Council, has been even bigger and better.
+$They worked day and night from the 13th August to complete their individual pieces on buildings.
+$While the majority of artwork from the 2011 festival has been removed to make space for the new designs, three original pieces have been selected to stay by public vote:尼克沃克+$'s suited man pouring a tin of red paint down the wall,埃尔麦克+$'s woman and child, and+$Aryz+$'s five-story high wolf boy.
+$The event was officially launched on Saturday with the See No Evil Block Party, which saw more than 50,000 people descend upon Nelson Street to catch a glimpse of permanent street art created by 40 leading global street artists.
+$As well as live art and stunning graffiti, spectators of all ages were also treated to live music and DJ sets from six stages, graffiti workshops, food stalls, breakdancing, face painting, and pop-up galleries, that went on until late into the evening.
+$The event confirms Bristol as a global centre of urban art, following in the wake of a Banksy exhibition in 2009 at Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery which attracted more than 300,000 visitors to the city.
+$Nelson Street will remain Europe's largest open air street art gallery until next summer when See No Evil will hopefully return once more.
+$WATCH THIS! Time lapse video of street artist Stik:
+$A video shot by James Symonds over 2 nights at See No Evil 2012. Prolific graffiti artist Stik created his biggest works to date on Unite's huge multi-storey Nelson House on Nelson Street, Bristol.
+$Have you visited Nelson Street? What do you think of the artwork? Let us know your thoughts in the comments box below!