Montréal's MURAL Festival awes all summer long

Robyn Fadden

Robyn Fadden is a Montréal-based writer and editor who searches out city secrets, new bands, life-changing art and things to do with her perpetually active kid. Robyn has covered major events for HOUR, MUTEK, ARTINFO, CKUT 90.3FM and more.

Montréal's MURAL Festival is ready to wow with a colourful mix of outdoor urban art and virtual events all summer long. From June 21 until September 20, MURAL's 2020 edition is set to reveal large-scale live art in the festival's tried-and-true locations along Saint-Laurent Boulevard, while high-energy concerts, fascinating artist talks and more stream live online as part of the festival's new digital program.

Massive art energizes the city

This year, spot Montréal artists and artists from across Canada as they create storeys-high murals on building facades among the blocks to the east and west of Saint-Laurent Boulevard, from Sherbrooke Street to Mont-Royal Avenue. MURAL's new urban art experience, Corridart, also respects physical distancing while encouraging a collective experience: on Saint-Laurent Boulevard, stroll alongside artwork on moving panels – more art will be added as the summer days go by, so expect to see something new with every visit.

Big-time virtual realities

Even if you can't be in Montréal, you'll get to see every one of this year's murals on the MURAL Festival website, where you can take a virtual tour of the MURAL fest locations. Learn more about street art and the art of mural-making in online lectures and interviews with artists. MURAL's concerts and outdoor dance parties move online too this year – expect the festival's usual feast for the ears and the eyes, as electronic and hip-hop artists collaborate with digital visual artists in a virtual realm.

Montréal artists on the walls and online

Among internationally acclaimed artists at this year's MURAL is Canadian digital artist Fvckrender (Frédérique Duquette), known for his collaborations with Lil Nas X, Hypebeast, Dior and Swarovski. For a complete list of the artists painting new murals this year along with video interviews, virtual concerts and updates on where the artwork can be found in the city, follow MURAL on Instagram and Facebook.

Robyn Fadden

Robyn Fadden is a Montréal-based writer and editor who searches out city secrets, new bands, life-changing art and things to do with her perpetually active kid. Robyn has covered major events for HOUR, MUTEK, ARTINFO, CKUT 90.3FM and more.

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