The Countdown to the 2014 Edition of MURAL International Public Art Festival Is On!

20 new muralists, 4 days of music and tons of free activities
On St-Laurent Boulevard from June 12 to 15, 2014

MONTREAL, June 9, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - MURAL the international Public Art Festival and Société de développement du boulevard Saint-Laurent (SDBSL) invite the public to the 2014 edition of the festival, which will take place from Thursday, June 12 to Sunday, June 15 on St-Laurent Boulevard in Montreal.

20 new murals will be created live during the 4-day event. Transforming the scenery of the Main since 2103, these additions will bring the total of these large-scale works close to 40. For the occasion, St-Laurent Boulevard will be close to traffic between Sherbrooke Street and Mont-Royal Avenue, transforming the area into a vast pedestrian space where festival artisans and local merchants welcome visitors from around the world.

Produced by LNDMRK Agency, the festival benefits from the logistical and financial support from Arrondissement du Plateau Mont-Royal and the City of Montreal as well as a major partnership with Ubisoft.

The 2014 edition of MURAL International Public Art Festival gathers world-renown visual artists originating from 7 different countries.  The artists are Kashink (France), 123 Klan (France), Inti (Chili), Bezt de Etam Cru (Poland), Cyrcle (United States), 2501 (Italy), Alexis Diaz (Puerto Rico), Seth (France), Vilx (France) and, Le diamantaire (France).

MURAL also counts on local talents from the city, the province and the country, participating in this edition are Zilon, Alex Scaner, Zema, Fred Caron, Zoltan, Kevin Ledo, Bryan Beyung, Miss Me, Stikki Peaches, Mathieu Connery, Alex Produkt, Éric Clément et RR&DB.

MURAL 2014 – a rich experience of street arts of all types

The second edition of MURAL is a deep immersion in the world of street art. 4 days of free outdoor musical performances in the festival's central zone (parking area across from Excentris theatre), along with exhibits and displays, a roster of art films, shows and special events round out the 2014 MURAL experience. The highlights are:

Thursday, June 12, 2014 

5 to 10 p.m.: Block Party I, presented by Festival MEG.
Performance by POSITIVE, TRUWAYZ, CUFT, BARCHAM, and FONKYSON

5 p.m.: Excentris Cinema, room Parallèle: film screening of A Primer on Urban Painting

5 to 11 p.m.: Art exhibit opening for French artist Kashink at Station 16 Gallery.

As of 10 p.m.: From London House Duo Dusky, presented by Saintwoods, Lndmrk, SJU and Neon, at Société des arts technologiques (SAT).
Tickets are on sale at billetterie.sat.qc.ca or at the Off the Hook store.

Friday, June 13, 2014 

2 to 5 p.m.: App Launch for Instagrafite (Brazil), the most important collaborative gallery of street art in the world, at Station 16 Gallery.

1 to 10 p.m.: Block party II, presented by Saintwoods.
Performance by KYLE HALL, HIGH KLASSIFIED, DA-P, LOUIS P (The Celestics), NICK WISDOM, JAY LONDON, RYAN PLAYGROUND, GRAND BUDA, WYLN and, CRI

5 p.m.: Excentris Cinema, room Parallèle: film screening of Vigilante Battle for Expression

7 p.m.: Excentris Cinema, room Fellini: film screening of Sign Painters

Saturday, June 14, 2014

1 to 10 p.m.: Block party III, presented by Osheaga Festival.
Performance by The Underachievers, Dj Sliink, BLKOUT BOYZ (A$AP JSCOTT & A$AP Yams), Shash'U, The Posterz, RrKelly and, NO KLICHÉ

1 p.m.: Excentris Cinema, room Parallèle: film screening of Exit through the Gift Shop

5 p.m.: Excentris Cinema, room Fellini: film screening of Everybody Street

7 p.m.: Excentris Cinema, room Parallèle: film screening of Cidade Cinza

Sunday, June 15, 2014 

1 p.m.: Excentris Cinema, room Fellini: film screening of Making a Name + Freight

2 to 10 pm: Block party IV, presented by ABTOUR 2014

10 p.m.: MURAL 2014 Closing Party, presented by Saintwoods and LNDRMK, at Apartment 200 with Paul Wall (USA) and special guests. Tickets on-sale at the door.

All details about the festival are available on line at muralfestival.com.

A promotional video of MURAL 2014 is available on line: vimeo.com/muralfestival/mural2014trailer

About MURAL
A unique event in northeastern North America, MURAL is Canada's largest artistic gathering to blend creation of large-scale works and lasting transformation of the urban landscape. With its immensely successful first edition in 2013, the festival won the prix Ulysse for Best Festival or Tourist Event in its category at the Grands Prix du tourisme québécois for the Montreal area.

About SDBSL
Created in 2000, the Société de développement du boulevard Saint-Laurent (SDBSL), which represents close to 600 members amongst the businesses of the boulevard, has for mission to ensure the economic, cultural and social development of the Saint-Laurent Boulevard between Sherbrooke Street and Mont-Royal Avenue.  (Info: boulevardsaintlaurent.com/en)

 

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For further information: Source: Société de développement du boulevard Saint-Laurent (SDBSL) and MURAL; Media Contact: Chantal Blanchard / Hansen / c. 514-245-8224 / e. cblanchard@hansenrp.ca