Good news Montrealers! Although our beloved MURAL Festival won't be happening this summer, MURAL Estival 2020 is now in the works. As individuals are forced to learn to adapt to a new normal, it seems that organizations across the city are doing the same.\nThis nonprofit has just announced a whole new way for individuals to experience MURAL this year.\nWhile the idea of blocking off boulevard Saint-Laurent and joining crowds of people to watch artists recreate the city's wall art might not take place as usual, MURAL Estival will be happening in order to keep the spirit alive.\n"The MURAL initiatives will take different forms. Outside of tradition we are developing new programming like online virtual mural visits, live performances, conferences and more," the news release states.\n"And of course there will still be physical works in street corridors and traditional mural works that we all know and love."\nAnd voilà, your proof that summer in Montreal has not been entirely cancelled!\nThings will just be looking a little different this time around.\nSo, it's going from MURAL Festival to MURAL Estival, which is a French word for summer.\nView this post on Instagram The Festival this year won’t be happening, but there will definitely be a summer! So instead we’re bringing you MURAL Estival! More details to come! . . Il n’y aura pas de Festival en 2020, mais il y aura tout de même un été. On a donc décidé de vous présenter MURAL Estival ! Plus de détails à venir! . Visual identity by: @demandespeciale . Illustration: @fvckrender A post shared by MURALfestival (@muralfestival) on May 16, 2020 at 5:45am PDT\nMURAL explains that "more than ever, art and creativity are needed to heal and inspire. If we can't produce a MURAL Festival edition our way, then we're going to have an amazing MURAL Estival!\nMURAL Festival gave beautiful reasoning for why they are turning the festival to an "estival."\nOn its website, it explains that this year's initiatives are "to take time. The time we usually never have, the time when we're too busy trying to be on time for everything."\nView this post on Instagram #TBT @saner_edgar heart piece for #MuralFestival Photo : @ariane_ergas . . . #streetart #publicArt #artpublic #urbainArt #mural #wallArt #saner #muralfest #streetartMtl #saner_edgar A post shared by MURALfestival (@muralfestival) on Apr 9, 2020 at 3:55am PDT\n"Let's stop and take the time to appreciate the dynamic and brave contributions of our creators, even if it's at a distance," MURAL wrote.\nIt's so good to see this Montreal organization finding a way to roll with the punches and continue to provide locals with what they want.\nView this post on Instagram 💜🙌 March 8 is International Women's Day. We are taking this opportunity to recognize the essential contribution of all female artists to the art community and to society. We stand with you. Artist: @gleo_co - Colombian artist, original creation for Mural Festival 2019 📸 @jfgalipeau.photo // 💜🙌 En ce 8 mars, Journée internationale des droits des femmes , nous profitons de l'occasion pour souligner la contribution incontournable de toutes les artistes au milieu de l'art et à la société. Nous sommes avec vous. Artiste: @gleo_co - artiste colombienne. Création originale pour le Festival Mural 2019 📸: @jfgalipeau.photo . . . #streetart #publicArt #artpublic #urbainArt #mural #wallArt #march8 #8mars #womensday #journeedesdroitsdesfemmes #gleo #gleoart A post shared by MURALfestival (@muralfestival) on Mar 8, 2020 at 7:43am PDT\nAnd what is it exactly that us Montrealers want? Art.\nMore details about MURAL Estival 2020 are expected to come out soon. Stay tuned!