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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.

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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.

The Beltline Urban Murals Project is pleased to announce the opening of submissions for all artists interested in painting in the 2021 BUMP Festival this August in Calgary, Canada!     This is an excellent opportunity to paint for one of Canada's most exciting mural projects, and is...

The 2020 BUMP Festival was a huge success! Despite a global health pandemic we were able to make 2020 our best year yet: Completed 20 new murals from artists across Canada (up from 16 murals in 2019) taking the project total to over 50 murals...

We have 11, that's right 11 murals in progress this week! There are a few more artists that will be starting this week, but the mural composition is in full swing & the artists are all making sure the paint keeps flowing according to plan....

We are officially halfway through the BUMP 2020 Festival and couldn't be happier with how things have been going. From the feedback we've received, many people are enjoying the new self-guided tours by walking, biking, running and scootering to the different mural sites and even...

The Beltline Urban Murals Project (BUMP) is deeply disappointed by the recent events around the Pink Flamingo Black Lives Matter mural project and the hateful messages that have been unfairly directed towards this group. Projects like these are essential to help make room for underrepresented...