Salina Canvas Project launches street art and mural festival in October

After trying to bring in other projects, including “Wall in the Mill” at HD Flour Mill, the Salina Canvas Project has launched Boom! wants to continue bringing artworks to downtown Salina with! The Street Art and Mural Festival is coming to town in October.

The festival brings artists to Salina from October 6 to paint murals on five walls in downtown Salina to celebrate and enhance the city’s visual landscape.

Eric Montoy, co-founder of the Canvas Project, said that the idea behind both the project and the festival was to bring people from everywhere to downtown Salina.

“It’s privately funded by generous donors, and the owners[of the walls]have this shared awareness that they want to foster a creative culture in downtown Salina,” Montoy said. Said. “(We) really want to support tourism and bring foot traffic into that city centre.”

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