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Nelson InternationalMural Festival

Photographer: Steph Malette

Welcome To The 2024 Mural Festival

Nelson International Mural Festival returns for its seventh year August 9th–11th, 2024.

Muralist applications for the 2024 festival are now closed.

Nelson'sIconic Festival

Returning for its seventh year, Nelson International Mural Festival welcomes street artists, muralists, creators, and art-lovers from all over the world.

The city’s most popular, free summer event is a celebration of creativity, culture, and artistic collaboration.

Our festival is a safe place for peoples of all cultures, genders, ages and abilities to gather, participate, and enjoy public art.

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Artist: NASARIMBA

Photographer: Ingrid Love

Let ArtLead You

Nelson International Mural Festival is BACK August 9-11th, 2024!

Festival information will be released here closer to the time.

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Artist: FRASE

Photographer: Bobbi Barbarich

We have a raised stage, a shaded priority seating area, a kids activity tent, a first aid tent, and an info tent. We have misters on site, and the public washroom at the Nelson Visitor’s Centre is open during their regular hours. We also have onsite porta potties for public use.

The parking lot at 91 Baker Street is an accessible space, close to public transit, and centrally located to restaurants, cafes etc.

Find us in Nelson’s iconic Railtown! We transform the parking lot of the Nelson Visitor’s Centre at 91 Baker Street into our mainstage and dance floor.

There is some public parking available in the vicinity of the Railtown Stage, but the closest spots can fill up quickly during the festival. When possible, we encourage you to carpool, bus, walk, or bike to the festival.

We typically don’t have enough space for vendors at our site, and because we are located in the heart of Nelson, we encourage festival-goers to take advantage of the incredible restaurants and amenities that Nelson has to offer. Many of these businesses sponsor the festival and we want to show them as much love as possible.

We are a rain or shine festival! If it’s hot, we will have misters set up and a priority shade tent with seating for seniors, young children, and anyone else in need. Remember to bring water (avoid glassware), sunscreen, and a hat! All systems will be go—even if it rains.

Maps will be available at the NDAC info tent at the festival site at 91 Baker Street, as well as at the Visitor’s Centre and supporting businesses downtown.

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Photographer: Electrify Photography

Learn more about the artists and stories behind each artwork.

Nelson International Mural Festival is BACK August 9-11th, 2024!

Festival information will be released here closer to the time.

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Artist: FRASE

Photographer: Bobbi Barbarich

Meet The Muralists

Making Art for Everyone

Find out more about the incredible artists decorating our city.

Artist: Steph Payne

Photographer: Ingrid Love

Artist: NDAC

Photographer: Electrify Photography

Meet The Team

Advocating for the Arts

Get to know the people working hard to make art happen. 

Get Involved

Opportunities to Participate

Volunteer at the festival, apply to be one of our muralists, or turn your building into a work of art!

Artist: Taina Gaitan and Skyler Urriola

Photographer: Ingrid Love

Stay Connected

@nelsonmuralfest

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Artist Interviews

Having painted in over 10 countries, Fatspatrol has a passion for public art and its impact on social interaction and...
Dominic Laporte is an Ottawa-based muralist and illustrator whose work combines traditional painting and mixed-media techniques....
IMAGINE (aka Sneha Shrestha) is a Nepali artist who incorporates her native language and meshes the aesthetics of Sanskrit scriptures...
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