International and Local Creatives Brought the Walls of Montreal to Life at This Year’s MURAL Fest
Art is meant to be larger than life. Creative minds worldwide seek to push boundaries and generate new ways of seeing the world through mediums both small and large. Although even a simple illustration sketched onto an 8.5- by 11-inch piece of paper can hypnotize a viewer, Montreal’s fifth MURAL Festival takes artistic imagery to new heights… literally. From June 8th to the 18th, talented artists of various calibers were chosen to decorate the towering walls of Saint Laurent Avenue in Montreal with bold brush strokes and vivacious color palettes.
Democratizing street art through collective artistry, musicianship, and creative community-building for the past 5 years, MURAL festival is fully invested in showcasing both local and international art genius. Founders André Bathalon, Yan Cordeau, Alex Froissart and Nicolas Munn Rico introduced the annual event back in 2012, expanding its reach each consecutive year. Only at this venue could you witness a colossal portrait of baseball legend Jackie Robinson by Canadian muralist Fluke alongside performances from upcoming entertainers and participation from local merchants. Each painted exhibition will take your breath away, challenging muralists far and wide to expand their imaginations and artistic capabilities. In all honesty, the murals truly speak for themselves so go ahead and get lost in the labyrinth artwork that graced the walls of Montreal.