The Mural Festival is coming to Toronto for a three-day celebration of the international urban art movement.
Since it was founded in 2012, the Montreal-based festival has become a destination for artists and musicians to collaborate and showcase their work. It will take place for the first time in Toronto this weekend, August 31 to September 1, at the Stackt market. Admission is free.
Programming includes live mural paintings, music shows, art exhibitions and panels, which are all open to the public. Afro electro, deep house and club music come together at the Moonshine Block Party presented by Henessy Canada on August 31 from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. featuring artists like Toronto DJ Bambii. Montreal-based artist Laurence Vallières will be on-site painting her signature giant cardboard animal sculptures in partnership with Little Burgundy Shoes. Panels will include a discussion on empowerment and diversity within the arts with creative agency founder Deanne Moser, Mural’s director of partnerships and development Alie-Clarence Dupuis and Vallières, moderated by ELLE Canada’s fashion and market editor Elaine Jyll Regio.
Check out the full schedule here and a recap of last year’s festival below.