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Welcome back! Another week of the BUMP Festival is in the books. Things are ramping up around here… Let’s crunch some numbers, shall we?   We streamed two (!!) Artist Talks at Contemporary Calgary with seven of our favorite muralists Six DJs and three bands brought...

Welcome back! That’s a wrap on week one of the 2021 BUMP Festival, and what a way to start 🥳 We had a great time at our first Artist Talk with BUMP Road Works artists Mike Hooves, Sydonne Warren, J. Broz and Billie Rae Busby ...

We’re thrilled today to announce the launch of the 2021 BUMP Festival in partnership with TD in Calgary, Canada! The BUMP Festival has grown steadily since our small beginnings in 2017, but this year marks by far the largest and most ambitious year to date with over 50 murals by top local, national, and international visual artists spanning 7 different neighbourhoods transforming Moh’kins’tsis / Calgary into an expansive open-air urban art gallery. Watch for new works this year in Beltline, Downtown, Mission, Bridgeland, Greenview Industrial, Kensington and Inglewood.

*Content warning: residential schools, violence, colonialism, MMIWG2S*
In light of the most recent and tragic discovery of over 700 unmarked Indigenous graves this morning, and the 1,323 family members that went missing, we’d like to pause for a moment and hold space for everyone affected by these deeply troubling and ongoing discoveries.

Bump Road Works 2021 Logo We've launched our new BUMP Road Works Series in partnership with the City of Calgary Parks and City of Calgary Roads Departments to bring the works of local artists to Calgary streets. A total of nine artists have painted thirty concrete jersey barriers that will be used to provide additional public space on streets, enhance safety for on-street patios in support of local businesses and help transform main streets in Calgary into an open-air art gallery.

Bump Road Works 2021 Logo We've launched the first phase of our new BUMP Road Works Series in partnership with the City of Calgary Parks Department to bring the works of local artists to Calgary streets. Three local artists have painted two new container parklets that will be used to provide new public gathering spaces and help activate main streets in Calgary in support of local businesses and communities. “The BUMP Road Works series brings local artists to new surfaces on Calgary streets in support of local businesses and community. We’re so happy to be creating more opportunities for local artists to share their talents” said Julia Schreiber, Murals Director for BUMP.