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July 10, 2017 to July 16, 2017

Festival Inspire 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.Their murals stick around even longer, building a legacy of character, culture, and beauty.

The Festival 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.

Following a seriously successful first year in June 2015, and an incredible edition in 2016, we are coming back by popular demand for summer 2017.

The international guests this year come from all four directions of the globe: Etien (France), WD (Indonesia), Senkoe (Mexico), Bordalo II (Portugal), BirdO (Canada), Jon Fox (Canada) and Lucas Beaufort (France) – (a project initiated and managed by local business Working Class). For some, the beginning of summer is just the time to fly to Moncton for Inspire. Returnees this year include Jose di Gregorio (USA), Jeremy Shantz (Canada), Ruined Sundays (Canada).
Eva Bracamontes (Mexico) just finished a mural in the Village of Petitcodiac as a part of a side event in the rural community.


Check out the full programming and create your own personalized schedule for the week on


Monday July 10th:

  • Murals starting

Artists: Etien (France), Eva Bracamontes (Mexico), WD-Wild Drawing (Greece), Senkoe (Mexico), Bordalo II (Portugal), BirdO (Canada), Jon Fox (Canada), Lucas Beaufort (France), Jose di Gregorio (USA), Jeremy Shantz (Montreal), Ruined Sundays (Montréal)

  • Opening of the University of Inspire – week long

60 workshops and classes – Spray painting, aboriginal arts, kite building, beatboxing, artivism, DJing, Beer yoga, tattoo, pottery painting, stenciling, mosaic, film screenings, film-making, vocal lessons, tie dye, tap dancing, parkour…
limited places – registration on

  • The Happening – 5:30pm – A surprise flashmob in Moncton downtown
  • Sky is the limit – Painters of the extreme – 7:30pm, Empress theatre / Screening of the documentary about giant murals movement by Jérôme Thomas (FR) + public panel about artivism with Inspire 2017 muralists

Tuesday July 11th:

  • Water on the table – 7pm, Empress theatre / Screening of the documentary about eco activism trying to protect water access in Canada + public panel about water protection
  • University of Inspire

Wednesday July 12th:

  • University of Inspire
  • Drum Circle – 5pm, Victoria Park / Free gathering for musicians
  • Colour party – 6pm, Victoria Park / Colored powder launching, buskers, fire spinning, concerts, dance, food trucks
  • C’est Right Short  – 9pm, Victoria Park / Outdoor screening of short movies by FICFA

Thursday July 13th:

  • University of Inspire
  • Mixer party – 9pm, secret place / Celebration time with artists of the festival – tickets on

Friday July 14th:

  • University of Inspire
  • Picaroons craft beer village – 4pm/12am, Downing st. / a pop-up bar by 10 local breweries on Downing st.
  • Pump House Show Crawl – 6pm, various locations downtown / An exclusive art night in private locations
  • Live performance by Lucas Beaufort – 8pm, Working Class Shop, 70 Waterloo st.
  • Disco Bike Ride, meeting at 8:30 on Downing st., giant disco themed cycling bike tour around the murals in Moncton Downtown
  • Fruit Basket – 10pm, Triangles Club – Inspire after party

Saturday July 15th:

  • Murals inauguration
  • University of Inspire
  • Inspire Saturday– Downing street / 2pm -12 am / a fun and colorful program of: live music, performances, street art, design market, craft beer village, food art, buskers, dancers, aerial performances, circus, dance, and insane surprises as only Inspire can organise

Sunday July 16th:

  • Surprise


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