Montreal Is Getting 2 Enormous New Murals This Summer

They'll be unveiled as part of MURAL Festival.
Montreal Is Getting 2 Enormous New Murals This Summer

The City of Montreal announced on May 28 that it would be unveiling two new murals in Montreal, selected by a jury of experts for 2021's upcoming MURAL festival.

The city said the murals were selected "for their ability to beautify the urban landscape through art and to enrich the public art heritage."

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The first mural by artist Drew Young is a huge purple iris, a native plant and floral emblem of Quebec. The city calls it "a nod to the local students who are shaping the future."

The purple iris will be painted on the side of the Hôtel Méridien on Rue Sherbrooke O.

The second mural, wrapped around Le Germain Hotel on Rue Mansfield, will be created by contemporary painter and muralist Michelle Hoogveld. 

Hoogveld's mural will depict "a heart of hope with light at its centre" that aims to inspire a return to normal life for hotels hit hard by the pandemic.

This summer's MURAL Festival is set to take place from August 12 to August 22.*

*This article has been updated.