The BUMP Festival is Calgary’s community-led street art festival that is transforming the city into an open-air visual art gallery. Working with a diversity of local, national and international artists, we’ve reclaimed and reimagined public spaces throughout the city, commissioning over 100 murals and 85 Road Works since 2017.
Through these numerous works, the BUMP Festival continues to serve as a platform for artists to participate in re-architecting the city. Each new wall painted serves as an ongoing public dialogue with the opportunity to share new perspectives and change perceptions. Now in its eight year, the festival has made Calgary into a new destination for artists as a place for experimentation and play through the creation of public art.
For the 2023 BUMP Festival, we invite you to explore and immerse yourself in an abundance of new works. Learn about the artists and their stories through our artist talks at Contemporary Calgary. Watch the creation of new graffiti works at our High Park graffiti jam. Enjoy outdoor cinema and live music celebrations in public spaces newly reclaimed through art.
We are pleased to welcome you to the experience.
Director of Public Art
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Road Works are unique canvases for local artists to bring new works to main streets across Calgary protecting on street patios and sidewalks.