Children in certain areas of Lincoln will be allowed to spray graffiti on shop windows this month, without getting into trouble with police.
The graffiti project from the City of Lincoln Council Neighbourhood Team allows children over eight to cover unsightly security boards on vacant shops with graffiti.
Children from the Manse and Bracebridge areas will be guided by a professional graffiti artist, who will show them how to spray good art onto boarded windows.
The art will then cover up unoccupied shop windows on the Manse Estate.
Neighbourhood Manager at City of Lincoln Council Jose Bruce said: “We are hoping that the young people’s art will be a talking point in the area, as residents have described the vacant shops as an eyesore.
“We also want to give local young people the chance to showcase their artistic talents to family, friends and the wider neighbourhood.”
The project takes place on October 26 and 27 at Bracebridge Community Centre, from 10am to 12.30pm and 1.30 to 4pm.
Youths taking part are advised to wear old clothes in case of getting paint on them, and need a signed parental consent form.
Forms can be picked up from Bracebridge Community Centre or contacting the Neighbourhood Team on 01522 689986.