The MURAL International Public Art Festival just wrapped its 6th edition from 7th June to 17th June 2018, now a key cultural event that kicks off summertime in Montreal.
The ten-day MURAL Festival activities and events took place in a free-access pedestrian zone located in Saint-Laurent Boulevard between Sherbrooke Street and Mont-Royal Avenue. Some twenty new murals created this year now 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 eighty major works created by the Festival since 2013.
After several years of rapid growth, MURAL has hit a steady groove for this 6th edition. The festival continues to diversify its program with the addition of even more exhibitions and art installations to creating large-scale murals, all the while
expanding its musical offering.
As for the muralists, the 2018 edition hosted a skill filled international lineup, such as, Ben Eine (UK), Tristan Eaton (USA), Smithe (MEX), Michael Reeder (USA), Drew Merritt (USA), Poni (MEX), Cryptik (USA), Saner (MEX) and Demsky (ESP). Also Canadian artists including: Sandra Chevrier, WhatIsAdam, STARE, Cyrielle Tremblay, Waxhead, Le Monstr, LSNR and Jeremy Shantz.Kate Raudenbush (NYC), a multidisciplinary artist from New York, will create a luminous sculptural installation as a centrepiece for the MURAL Enchanted Forest presented by Lululemon in the Parc du Portugal on Saint-Laurent Boulevard.
Check out the images below and see why Montreal is definitely on the Street Art Map! …
The festival is 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.
Photo Credit Davi Tohinnou