Many of Montreal's typical summer events were cancelled this year due to the pandemic. So, while this summer in Montreal seems quite unlike others' past, people are making do with what they can. One of Montrealer's favourite events, MURAL Festival, which always takes place on Saint-Laurent, became "Mural Estival" this year, which turned it into a virtual festival instead.\nBut, MTL Blog just got the news that in collaboration with Stella Artois, Mural Festival will be "reimagining" itself by "a large-scale outdoor installation on Saint-Laurent Boulevard that uses art to create safe social spaces."\nEditor's Choice: You Could Be Fined $171 If You Hang Your Mask On Your Rearview Mirror In Quebec (VIDEO)\nThis means Saint-Laurent will become pedestrian-only between Sherbrooke and Mont-Royal for 11 days, from August 13 to 23, "as a way to make way for a[n]...immersive art experience."\nSo, while it won't be MURAL Festival proper as we all know it, it shines a little light for anyone who was fearing missing out on the outdoor festival entirely.\nAccording to the press release that was shared with MTL Blog, this event is "part of Stella Artois' global program to create a large-scale outdoor installation on Saint-Laurent Boulevard that uses art to create safe special spaces."\nOn the street, you'll find a 140-foot long Stella Artois terrasse that be operated by two local bars, SuWu and Warehouse.\nWith "Together Apart Street Art," MURAL is aiming to make "social distancing a thing of beauty."\nView this post on Instagram Les visites guidées sont de retour! Laissez-nous vous guider à travers une vingtaine de murales situées près du boulevard Saint-Laurent, incluant quelques oeuvres de MURAL ESTIVAL 2020! Plus de détails et billets en vente sur muralfestival.com. ... Our guided tours are back! Let us walk you through twenty or so murals located around The Main, including some works from this year’s MURAL ESTIVAL 2020! Details + tickets at muralfestival.com! ... 📷: @jfgalipeau.photo #muralfestival #festivalmural #muralestival A post shared by MURALfestival (@muralfestival) on Aug 8, 2020 at 9:28am PDT\nTodd Allen, VP of Marketing at Labatt Breweries of Canada, reassured us that "Stella Artois aims to facilitate these social moments in a safe and responsible way."\nFor those of you who are wondering how socially distancing will be followed, MURAL explained it to us.\nA large-scale outdoor installation is being created by local artist, Francorama, which is set to use art to create safe social spaces.\nCourtesy of ABCDF.ca\nThe work is expected to "create a design that cleverly usesshapes, lines and contrasting colours to help people stay socially distanced while also transforming the space it's installed in."\n"This global pandemic has impacted every aspect of the local economy through to large annual cultural festivals like MURAL," stated Nicolas Munn, President of MURAL Festival.\nView this post on Instagram Jardin secret par @monosourcilone. Une oeuvre qui célèbre la force de la nature, la biodiversité et les sentiments multiples. À visiter sur la rue Berri non loin de la station Laurier. Merci de respecter la distanciation sociale lors de votre visite des murales. Secret garden by @monosourcilone. A work that celebrates the force of nature, biodiversity and feelings. Come see it on Berri street not far from Laurier station. Thank you for respecting social distancing while visiting the murals. A post shared by MURALfestival (@muralfestival) on Jul 23, 2020 at 9:19am PDT\nThis version of MURAL won't be like it has been in year's past though.\nMTL Blog was told that "There will definitely be some artwork during the week but the majority of the artwork is being made as we speak for the official launch of the terrace Thursday!"\nAnd, if you'd rather explore the art virtually, you can check out Mural Estival 2020's various events going on for the rest of the summer.\n"Together Apart Street Art"\nWhen: August 13 – 23\nAddress: Blvd. Saint-Laurent between Sherbrooke and Mont-Royal\n View this post on Instagram Beau temps mauvais temps, la poésie ne s'arrête pour rien ni personne. La magnifique murale de @ankh_one est en cours de réalisation! En voici quelques images. Allez la voir par vous-même sur la rue St-Dominique, entre Marie-Anne et la rue Cérat! Merci de respecter la distanciation sociale lors de votre visite des murales. Soyez prudents! . Rain or shine, poetry stops for nothing and no one. @ankh_one ‘s gorgeous mural is in progress - here's what it looks like so far! Go and take a look for yourself on St-Dominique, between Marie-Anne and Cérat streets! Thank you for respecting social distancing while visiting the murals. Stay safe! 📷 : @jfgalipeau.photo #muralfestival #festivalmural #muralestival A post shared by MURALfestival (@muralfestival) on Aug 6, 2020 at 1:17pm PDT\n\nWebsite\nThis cover photo was used for illustrative purposes only.