Announcement: 2021 Festival Postponed

After extensive discussion, it is with great disappointment that we announce the postponement of the 2021 Hub City Walls mural festival to next year. With the pandemic’s negative impact on arts & culture grants and fundraising opportunities, we did not successfully secure the required funds for the 2021 event.
But this isn’t stopping us! We’re stoked to be working with the Old City Quarter Association on bringing HCW to the OCQ in ’22! Plus, with a far more positive travel situation expected next year, we’re highkey excited to possibly work with some incredible Canadian and international talent for our next event!
All that said, we’re still disappointed that this year’s event is a bust and know a lot of you are too. We appreciate the kind messages and support you send our way. We can’t wait to come back bigger and better in 2022!
Take care and be kind
Festival Announcement: Festival postponed until 2022

Hub City Walls 2020 Mural Locations

Russ Morland, "LURK" artist.

2020 Artists

We’ve announced our rad artist line up for the inaugural festival.

Hub City Walls is Nanaimo’s mural festival.

Launched in August 2020, this distinctive event will grow Nanaimo’s public art inventory with beautiful and unique murals, and celebrate urban art and culture with the community.

Hub City Walls was created by Humanity In Community and builds on the success of their 2018 Urban Art Gallery and Open Art Wall projects. The festival will showcase diverse styles and creativity in the form of permanent, accessible wall murals and invite emerging, amateur and professional artists to participate.



    Colour meets community in a celebration of street art.