BUMP Festival 2022
How a Mural Festival is Transforming Calgary’s Concrete Jungle
WORDS BY AMBER SOLBERG
CALGARY — VISUAL ARTS — Issue 10
The Beltline Urban Murals Project – better known as the BUMP Festival – is steadily rising as one of Calgary’s premier street art festivals. The month-long festival of urban art murals started in 2017 as a way to show that public artworks “enrich communities, create beautiful and captivating places, challenge our ideas, provoke discussion and add beauty to the everyday.” The festival is funded by heavy hitters such as TD Canada, the City of Calgary, Parks Canada, and more, and is set in the Beltline area of Treaty 7 territory in Moh’kins’tsis, the indigenous name for Calgary.
In just five years, BUMP has grown...
Mural by Wenting Li - Photo by Asim Overstands
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