For the fifth time, MURAL International Public Art Festival has just wrapped up and we are very happy to bring you a quick recap! Festival that started on June 8th and finished 18th of June brought us some marvellous murals took place and enhanced 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. Canadian weather wasn’t perfect for the artists during this festival – some days they had to deal with intense sun and heat, wind and rain, and even few cold days…
Probably the most notable wall this year at MURAL festival was done by Kevin Ledo: tribute the the great Leonard Cohen. 130 foot high mural took 3 weeks to complete, a lot of paint and effort!
2017 edition of MURAL reunited 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 also attended the festival, including: Fluke and Dodo de A’Shop, Ola Volo, SbuOne, Scribe csx, Kevin Ledo, Monosourcil, Mort, Aydin Matlabi and Miss Me.
The festival was possible thanks to the financial 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.
Take a look below for pictures from Daniel Weintraub aka Halopigg, Instagrafite, Julien Gagnon and Gaspard Nahmias of the completed murals, and we at Streetartnews hope to see MURAL Festival to come back for their 6th edition in 2018!