Graffiti artists took to the streets of Huddersfield for a big community project.

Young people from toddlers to teens joined the spray paint army in the Piazza outside Huddersfield Library to create a big and bold red and pink display on a wooden board.

The image, which included the word sleep, was made to involve youngsters in art while attempting to change attitudes about the controversial art form.

It was part of Kirklees Council’s Your Alternative Market team’s All Good in the Hudd event, staged to help those aged under 29 discover their creative talents.

Good In The Hudd graffiti workshop on The Piazza, Huddersfield.

“We want to change people’s perceptions about graffiti,” said Josh Covell, one of the organisers.

“We very much discourage vandalism. I don’t want to see tags on people’s houses as much as anyone else.

“What we do is mark good art through graffiti and show its positive side. It’s a very accessible art form that appeals to lots of young people.

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“We host regular graffiti nights at OTSO Bar on Viaduct Street but we want more legal spots in Kirklees for people to practice.”

Ruby Mills, 11, was one of those to make her mark on the piece.

“I’ve never done it before but it was really fun,” she said.

Good In The Hudd graffiti workshop on The Piazza, Huddersfield - Phoebe Blagbrough, Mark Harrison and Paul Saxton.

“I thought that graffiti was a bit naughty before coming here. This has showed me it can be good for people to do.”

Young entrepreneurs also hosted pop up stalls in the Kingsgate Centre for the All Good in the Hudd event.

They created branded merchandise and displayed their own wares, such as clothing and art.

Ellie Smith, who has been working with the alternative market, said: “We’ve gained expert knowledge from the training we’ve had and have been able to put it into practice.

“It’s extremely important to show what talent Huddersfield has to offer.”