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 EXPRESS YOURSELF ON THE WALLS OF CHILLIWACK 

Applications now closed

Due to the volume of applicants, only selected artists will be notified. Festival dates are August 15-17, 2024.

MURALIST FAQ

Learn more about painting a mural

  • Who organizes the Chilliwack Mural Festival?
    The Chilliwack Arts Council guides a team of volunteers and a contractor who plan the festival and bring it to life. Over the last few years, the Chilliwack Mural Festival has transformed from a grassroots idea into a vibrant festival with 40+ murals, a multi day street party with vendors, live music, and other art offerings.
  • How is the event funded?
    The Chilliwack Mural Festival receives funding from the Province of BC, municipal government (City of Chilliwack), foundations, arts councils, private businesses, donors, and clubs. Thank you to these individuals and organizations; they are the festival's heart (and bread and butter)!
  • Do the murals get painted at the same time?
    The murals get painted from July to August each year, carefully planned for lift rentals, accommodations, and weather. In 2022, we had an average of three muralists per month. during the festival, you will see some finished and some in progress and find out where future murals will appear.
  • Can I apply to paint a mural?
    We’ve always been a festival of curated artists. That said, we opened applications in early 2023 for anyone to apply. We have confirmed six artists for the 2023 season. If you want to apply for next year, Chilliwack Mural Festival 2024 applications will open in January.
  • Where can I find mural and artist information?
    Check out our website and the Street Art Cities website map for details on mural locations, artwork, and artists.
  • Are there tours for the public?
    Yes! We'll have tours on the hour from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. Tours start at Smoking Gun Coffee, and two knowledgeable volunteers serve as guides. No sign-up is necessary—just show up. We also host tours year long for school groups, organizations, and private parties.
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