Street artist

Black and white photo of an artist spray painting graffiti on a wall on Leake Street.Photo by jonathan Ford on Unsplash

A street artist is someone who creates and/or sells their art or craft in public for the pleasure of passers-by. Some people use the term ‘street artist’ more broadly and also refer to people involved in busking, such as musicians who sing and/or play instruments, acrobats, jugglers, living statues, performers of street theatre, artists who use pastel crayons to copy famous paintings onto pavements, as well as artists who sell their paintings, portraits, prints, and various crafts.