Saturday, June 26, explore the neighbourhood & visit over 10 new murals
›› Mila Czemerys
Fernwood NRG and FernFest bring you the new Fernwood Mural Festival. We are creating large-scale murals that transform public space and celebrate art and community. We are organizing over 10 murals throughout Fernwood, North Park, Oaklands, and South Jubilee in partnership with South Jubilee Neighbourhood Association and North Park Neighbourhood Association. We believe public art creates a tangible sense of place and identity while adding life and character to public space and creating a visual legacy. Murals bring artistic richness to our streets.
We’ve adapted and—instead of our traditional FernFest—we’re bringing you this shared celebration of art and community! Join your neighbours on Saturday, June 26 to explore our streets on foot or by bike and take our self-guided tour of murals. You’ll see murals, some artists painting live, and you may even be able to help paint a mural or two.
We’re very excited to host so many talented local artists. Learn more about these artists and find up to date mural locations at fernwoodnrg.ca/fernwood-mural-festival.
A huge thank you to our amazing volunteers—this event wouldn’t be possible without you—and our fantastic sponsors and funders: the City of Victoria, Castle Building Centre, Brother Sea Productions, Opus Art Supplies, Samms Painting, Sunbelt Rentals, and Garside Signs. We acknowledge the financial assistance of the Province of British Columbia.
If you would like to help support this festival and see more public art in our community, please consider donating at fernwoodnrg.ca/donate.
We are hosting a virtual silent auction in support of the festival. Interested in donating an item for our auction? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
While out enjoying the art, please remember to help keep our community safe by maintaining a safe physical distance from other art viewers and follow safety protocols.
We gratefully acknowledge that Fernwood, our community where we live, work, play, and where our murals are created, resides on the territory of the Lekwungen peoples, the Songhees, and the Esquimalt Nations.
We are an inclusive festival intended for all classes, cultures, genders, ages, disabilities, and beyond.
Check out fernwoodnrg.ca/fernwood-mural-festival for more info and a map of mural locations.