Nelson International Mural Festival 2019

The Nelson & District Arts Council is thrilled to present the 2nd Nelson International Mural Festival, in Nelson, BC, Canada!

Throughout the summer, muralists will be creating new artworks on the walls of Nelson, culminating in the festival on August 16th, 17th, and 18th. On Friday and Saturday, we have a sensational line-up of live music and performance acts for your enjoyment at the Hall Street Plaza*, along with kid-friendly activities and plenty of space to dance! While you partake in the party, tour the 2019 mural route, catch a few more street performances along the way, engage with the muralists, and drop by a Patio Party hosted by one of our local restaurants. Join us at the Oxygen arts centre on Saturday, where we will be holding workshops with several of our performance artists and muralists. Sunday holds more workshops, followed by an artist’s panel with this year’s muralists and a documentary screening at the Civic Theatre.

All events are FREE and the festival is a fully accessible event, inclusive of all cultures, genders, ages, and abilities. For a detailed schedule of events, volunteer opportunities and more, check out:

*Bring your own lawn chair