The Meeting of Styles is an international network of graffiti artists and aficionados that aim to put street art at the forefront of an industry largely dominated by classical and traditional art. This is achieved through international events featuring hundreds of artists who showcase their style to massive audiences. The first Meeting of Styles was held in Wiesbaden, Germany in 2002 and has since launched more than 75 events in sixteen countries across Europe, Russia and North America.
The events have supported hundreds of graffiti and street artists and have attracted more than 150,000 spectators. Houston has been fortunate enough to be included as a Meeting of Styles alumni and has, in the past, hosted artists from France, Brazil, Italy, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Chicago, New York, Miami, and the founders from Germany. The art of Meeting of Styles always speaks for itself with murals of the highest caliber, and Meeting of Styles Houston, which is run by PilotFX and Frost MCT, have joined forces with UP Art Studio to help bring awareness to the event.