Friday, July 22nd
Join us for the opening ceremony of the #weARTkentville Mural Festival to meet the artists and enjoy some live music and cookies and lemonade! Meet in the Kentville Public Garden (next to King’s Arms Pub) at 8:30pm.
Saturday, July 23rd
5 Murals will be painted in different locations throughout Kentville all day Saturday, July 23rd and Sunday, July 24th. There will be activities in Centre Square on Saturday, July 23rd 1pm-5pm, including a kids workshop with Mi’kmaq artist Lorne Julien 1pm-3pm, face painting with Monique Silver 2pm-4pm, chalk art by David Johnston all day, live music by Cristian Quirivan 3pm-5pm, and a chance to contribute to making Kentville colorful by painting street furniture 1pm-4pm! Everything is free to attend!
The theme for this year’s mural festival is ‘Finding Connection’. Kentville is a town where people connect. In the past, it served as the headquarters for the Dominion Atlantic Railroad, bringing passengers experiencing the Evangeline Trail to the Annapolis Valley. Today it’s where research, commerce, healthcare, community services, agriculture, education, professional services, and culture intersect. During the pandemic, the ways in which we connect with our community was put under examination. Interactions that once felt commonplace took on a deeper meaning when they were temporarily restricted. For better or for worse, we were forced to adjust and find new ways to connect. We want to explore the concept of connection in our community for the 2022 Kentville Mural Festival. How do you find connection? Where do you see or experience meaningful connections? What connections need to happen in order to evolve and grow? How do communities find unity, resilience, or perseverance through connection?
Click here for information about last year’s mural festival!