Yorkville Mural Festival returns to Toronto this month

Aug 13 2020, 6:00 am

Yorkville Murals has announced the return of their three-day festival.

From August 28 to August 30, murals will be featured throughout the neighbourhood. There will also be a ticketed dinner series at Sofia Restaurant & Bar, a solo-exhibition with Ben Johnston, an intimate art talk, a private movie screening and more.

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“One of the reasons I love art and this festival is its ability to bring people together,” says Alan Ganev, director, Yorkville Murals and Taglialatella Galleries.

“Art is subjective. It can mean different things to different people, but it usually evokes a certain positive emotion that we believe is much needed in the community right now. Our team works on Yorkville Murals year round, and we are thrilled to have been able to safely add vibrant new works throughout the neighbourhood, even during some of the darkest times we collectively were experiencing. It is so rewarding to see people stop, observe and forget their stress, even if just for a moment. This is the purpose of Yorkville Murals and we are so proud of our festival that continues to grow.”

The festival has launched an interactive map to view the Yorkville Murals. It pinpoints the new works that now extend beyond the festival’s hub in the courtyard of 99 Yorkville Avenue.

This year’s artists include Jason Botkin, Jarus, Birdo, Kirsten Mccrea, Jacquie Comrie, Jin Ke Wang and Bruno Billio. If you didn’t get a chance to check out last year’s festival, murals are still currently on display and include works by Risk, Ola Volo, Xray, Whatisadam, Ben Johnston, Getso and Peru143.

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The festival has asked all guests to physical distance while in attendance. They also ask that everyone wears a mask when possible. There will be limited capacities for the Art Talk, film screening and exhibition at Taglialatella Galleries.

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For the full festival schedule and programming details, visit the Yorkville Murals website.

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