7th edition


Montreal’s MURAL Festival is an eleven day event celebrating the international urban art movement. Championing live art, music, exhibitions and artist talks, the Festival is an important gathering of the global artistic community. World class musicians and visual artists collaborate for a cultural celebration in the heart of Montreal on the Saint-Laurent Boulevard.

Through six successful editions, the MURAL Festival has transformed Montreal, reinforcing Montreal as a go to global destination for contemporary urban art and an ultimate tourist destination.

MURAL Festival

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The MURAL Festival, the flagship cultural event of Montreal’s early summer, will reprise its activities in a free access pedestrian area on Saint-Laurent Boulevard between Sherbrooke and Mont-Royal.

The new murals and installations created this year will be added to an already extensive
tour that stretches from the Quartier des spectacles to Mile End, bringing the permanent
public legacy created by the Festival since 2013 to nearly 100 major works.

MURAL’s innovative 7th edition will modify important aspects of its programming:
The festival is breaking away from its traditional creative medium, the painted wall,by supporting a greater number of creations in diverse media, such as digital platforms and original materials.

With this innovation, the 2019 edition will make way for major projects such as:
• A wall installation of LED light strips by Spanish artist Spider Tag, on an immense wall located at the corner of Saint-Laurent and Mont-Royal; A first in North America.
• The complete decoration of a car wash and a car, by American artist Joshua Vides, presented by Mercedes-Benz Canada in collaboration with the SDC Laurier-Ouest.
• A series of large-scale sculptures by Montreal artist Laurence Vallières, presented by Little Burgundy.
• Digital creation workshops and interactive architectural projections with the Tagtool application, presented by TD Bank in collaboration with MAPP Montreal.
• A trompe l’oeil art piece painted on the pavement by Dutch artist Leon Keer.

As for the muralists, the festival’s 2019 edition will bring together major Canadian artists
and globally renowned international artists, including: Miss Van (FRA), Insane51 (GRE),
PichiAvo (SPA), Gleo (COL), Hyuro (ARG), Ben Johnston (CAN), Germ Dee (CAN),
Marc-Olivier Lamothe (CAN), Waxhead (CAN) and many others.

For more information about the festival and guided tours, visit: www.muralfestival.com

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