Welcome to Hub City Walls

2022 Festival Announcement

We deeply regret to inform you of our difficult decision to cancel the 2022 Hub City Walls mural festival. Presenting an international mural festival requires a coming together of many partners: funders, the City, artists, community organizations, building owners, and others. 

Our vision for this event was focused on community and tourism impact, BIPOC representation, and diversity of art. We are truly committed to this vision and committed to providing artists with the platform they deserve. Until we can create an international mural festival that is in line with our goals, we are pausing to pursue other community art opportunities. 

We have so much gratitude for the over 200 artists and their amazing applications, and for our funders and their willingness to support public art in Nanaimo. 


Hub City Mural Society
(formerly Humanity In Community) 

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Hub City Walls now accepting artist applications

Applications now Closed

Thank you to all those who have applied!

Hub City Walls Mural Locations

Russ Morland, "LURK" artist.

2020 Artists

Learn more about our past artists.

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.



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