StreetArtNews is proud to present the 5th edition of MURAL International Public Art Festival which is going to be located in Montreal, starting on June 8th and it will run till June 18th. During the 10 days, MURAL Festival activities and events will take place in a free-access pedestrian zone located on 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 artwork from the Quartier des spectacles up to Mile End, adding to the permanent public legacy of over 80 major works created by the Festival since 2013.
New for this 2017 edition, MURAL extends its reach to include Old Montreal, thanks to a partnership with the Société de développement commercial du Vieux-Montréal. In addition to integrating into the closure of Saint-Paul Street during Grand Prix weekend this coming June 8 to 11, the Festival will present its third annual Mural Art Fair (Foire d’art mural or FAM) at the Marché Bonsecours, produce art installations and temporary murals, as well as organize special events in area establishments.
2017 edition of MURAL 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 Sanchez (Spain), Nuria Mora (Spain), Smitheone (Mexico) and Onur (Switzerland). Many prominent Canadian artists will also attend, including: Fluke and Dodo de A’Shop, Ola Volo, SbuOne, Scribe csx, Kevin Ledo, Monosourcil, Mort, Aydin Matlabi and Miss Me. Finally,a large-scale art installation produced by none other than Aaron Li-Hill, a Canadian artist living in New York, to adorn Saint-Laurent Boulevard all summer long was inaugurated this past May 27.
The festival is possible thanks to the nancial support of the Société de développement du boulevard Saint-Laurent (SDBSL), the City of Montreal, the borough of Plateau Mont-Royal, the STM, the Conseil des arts de Montréal and Tourisme Montréal.
Please see a video teaser of the Mural Festival and stay tuned on StreetArtNews for the next few weeks to see exclusive daily coverage of this event!