Montreal is closing off Saint-Laurent Mural Fest-style from Sherbrooke all the way to Mont-Royal for a massive block party this weekend! This crazy event starts today, Thursday September 7th until Sunday September 10th!
This event hasn't happened in Montreal since 2014 so you can expect them to be going all out this year!
They have some super fun things planned for us like a party in Parc des Ameriques all weekend long featuring cheap drinks and awesome music, a huge block party concert in the mural parking lot on Saturday featuring awesome food, drinks and music, and a Kids Zone with inflatable games (for adults too of course).
This event is basically going to be a second Mural Festival of the summer so you absolutely can't miss out on the fun! All the merchants on the street will be setting up tents selling cheap clothes, food and drinks all along Saint Laurent!
As The Mural Fest has slowly come to an end, all the 20 new murals have finally been completed! Yes, there are 20 new murals that are perfect pieces of art to decorate our city and make everyday just a bit better.
A variety of artists from all across the globe of come to Montreal to display their masterpieces to the WHOLE city and trust me, the murals this year is BY FAR the most spectacular I've ever seen! They are situated all across the city expanding beyond the Plateau area so here's a mapof all the new murals (in red) and the old ones (in purple)! You can also download their brand new app titled MURAL Festival which will keep you updated and give you the map to find ALL the murals!
1. INSA – United Kingdom
You Can Find It Here: 3527 Boulevard Saint-Laurent
There'll be an unconventionally dark Kraken mural on St. Laurent and Duluth and rich and smooth Kraken Black Spiced Rum drinks at every Mural Fest Bar. For those who dare to experience the darkness in an unexpected way, check out the Kraken Black Summer Skream truckand experience the blackest treat of all: The Kraken Black Spiced Rum ice cream.
Sometimes, painting the summer black isn't such a bad thing.
When summer hits, Montreal absolutely transforms. When this city shows a little sun, it's time for drinks, tunes, and some serious parties. But there is one event that absolutely owns each and every year - and that is the Mural Festival!
The Mural Festival is now in its 5th edition, and like every other year, it will be absolutely off the hook. This year, the Mural Festival takes over St. Lawrence Boulevard from June 8th to June 18th with awesome street art installations and live murals, music, exhibitions, conferences and an art fair (for those who want to take some of the amazingness home with them!).
But this year the Mural Festival is getting EVEN BIGGER - not only is it expanding its size and heading out to Old Montreal, it’s getting louder with FOUR free kickass block parties, and the Mural Festival is open til late with over 11 epic after parties at the MURAL Art Pub.
But what about the music? This year there will be four free-of-charge outdoor music events across two massive weekends. This year, they will be located in the main redeveloped area on St. Laurent Boulevard. This means you’ll not only be able to see the shows in the main parking lot used by MURAL - but you’re allowed to drink on St. Laurent Boulevard (between Milton and Prince Arthur). There's some serious fun to be had there!
While there are four stellar music events, we are absolutely pumped for the June 9 Block Party Kraken! It features Duchess Says, We are Wolves, Husser, Ragers & Nino Brown (+ Jessy Lanza). Hells. yes!
Okay, so there is some seriously amazing stuff going down at the Mural Festival for free - but what if you want something a little more ... VIP?
If you can get your hot little hands on a VIP pass, you get access to loads of freebies, discounts and access to areas to chillax that regular festival goers only dream of. Across the Mural Festival, you score access to heaps of the musical events, exclusive conferences, access to a VIP spot at the Block Parties, discounted drinks, get in on the guided tours and more. If you’re serious about living up the Mural Festival in style - this is how you do it.
Where is the art at? If you head to Saint-Laurent Boulevard between Sherbrooke and Mount Royal, there will be 20 new murals produced this year along Quartier des spectacles at Mile-End. And, if you swing by Old Montreal, they have loads of amazing installations and murals, including the mural art fair (FAM) at Marché Bonsecours. Pro tip: If you grab the Mural Festival app on iTunes or Google Play, it'll map out all the locations so you can get your serious art viewing on).
If you’re the type who loves amazing food along with your fresh-painted art, you will be very happy to hear that the Mural Festival will once again present the Grill Saint Laurent from June 14 - 16. This event welcomes restaurateurs from Boulevard Saint-Laurent, who will present dishes prepared on the grill (and loads of other tasty amazingness). And if it couldn't get any better - the dishes are only $5!
Festival-goers will be able to enjoy the four free block parties where music, delish food and live art will blend. When you're there, check out the evolution of the murals of Ron English, INSA and Ricardo Cavolo.
Do not miss out on the special events this year: check out the Mural Festival taking over Old Montreal, get your dance on at the Block Parties (see you at the Kraken Block Party!) and stay up late at one of the MURAL Art Pub After Parties. If you want to seriously do MURAL festival in style, grab a VIP pass and live. it. up.
See you 8 to 18 June 2017 for the Mural Festival at Boulevard Saint Laurent and in Old Montreal! RSVP to their Facebook event to get the latest news, and download their iPhone or Android apps to find the freshest art and events you do not want to miss this year!