MURAL International Public Art Festival will kick off this Thursday 8th in Montreal, Canada. They celebrates its 5th edition until June, 18th.
This time, Instagrafite takes over to celebrate a five years partnership as well. We will be there to highlight a magnificent diverse array of activities, including mural, music, exhibitions, pop-up installations, conferences and their very first art fair.
“MURAL Festival is part of Instagrafite history. It was the first public art festival we had the opportunity to do a coverage of and also the very first international trip we did as Instagrafite. It’s undeniable our emotional connection to MURAL, to Lndmrk crew and to Station16 Gallery. We are very grateful for this partnership and proud of them all,” affirmed Marina Bortoluzzi, director and co-founder of Instagrafite.
MURAL Festival activities and events take place in a free-access pedestrian zone located Saint-Laurent Boulevard, between Sherbrooke Street and Mont-Royal Avenue. Some twenty new murals created this year enhance an already impressive and well-rounded route of legacy of over 80 major works created by the Festival since 2013. The Festival also continues to develop strong partnerships with Fido.
Thanks to an amazing partnership next to VICE, Kraken, Hennessy, Fool’s Gold and IleSoniq, MURAL will have a culinary event on the main area from June 14-16th, 2017.
As for the muralists, this edition will reunite leading international artists from seven countries, including: Ron English (USA), INSA (UK), 1010 (Germany), Mad C (Germany), Ricardo Cavolo (Spain), Fintan Magee (Australia), Ruben Sánchez (Spain), Nuria Mora (Spain), Smithe (Mexico) and Onur (Switzerland).
Many prominent Canadian artists will also attend, including: Fluke and Dodo, SbuOne, Scribe csx, Kevin Ledo, who will paint a tribute to Leonard Cohen, Monosourcil, Mort, Aydin Matlabi and Miss Me.
Aaron Li-Hill, Canadian artist living in New York also will produce a large-scale art installation to adorn Saint-Laurent Boulevard all summer long.
Event tickets are available for purchase online now via the festival website or at the MURAL Festival box office in front of 3547 Saint-Laurent Boulevard from June 8 to 18th, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
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*All photographs courtesy of the festival.