Festival Inspire striked again. Greater Moncton cityscape is now an open gallery of 41 murals by international and local artists. The fourth edition brought 10 new art pieces from July 9 to 14th.
Festival Inspire has been cofounded in 2014 by Matthew Williston (creative director/ mural currator) and Lisa Griffin to activate imagination in the celebration of all things ART in Greater Moncton, Canada.
Festival Inspire is an international, free, week-long, non-profit street arts festival. It transforms the cityscape for 7 days into a visual wonderland with murals and live art, interactive installations, projection mapping, street performance, circus, music, and stuff not even we have thought of yet. Our murals stick around even longer, building a legacy of character, culture, and beauty.
The Festival Inspire creates a proactive culture of art in public spaces in Downtown Moncton. Dynamic murals replace dull walls that were subject to vandalism or ‘tagging’, neglect or despair. Everything is created in high traffic, high visibility areas to be experienced by the largest audience possible, and in derelict or vacant urban spaces for the purpose of reactivating those spaces. By creating a collaboration between local businesses, artists, community organizations and residents, the organization offers long lasting character, energy and beauty, economic growth and prosperity to the City.
This year they had murals from artists such as: MAYE (FR), Lysanne Lombard (NB), Danaé Brissonet (QC), Gabrielle Brown (NB), Mique Michelle (ON), Mique Michelle (ON), Miles Toland (USA), Chelsea Gauvin (NB) and Conzo & Glöbel (UK).