2022 Announcement

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 high key excited to possibly work with some incredible Canadian and international talent for our next event!

Artist Applications Are Now Close!

Would you like us to use your wall? Check out the wall donor application form.
Hub City Walls is produced by Humanity In Art and powered by the Hub City Mural Society
Lauren Semple

Lauren Semple

Festival Producer

Lys Glassford

Lys Glassford

Artistic Director

Zoey Heath

Zoey Heath


Sharon Sakiki

Sharon Sakaki

Board Member

Chris Bentzen

Board Member


Hub City Mural Society

Hub City Mural Society is a Registered Non-Profit foundation with a public art mandate and demonstrated commitment to contributing to the quality of life of the city through

  • murals that foster public enjoyment and engagement
  • advancing the visibility of urban art through the creation of public art projects that connect the community to their urban surroundings, and provide opportunities for local, emerging, and Indigenous muralists and street artists. 
  • the attraction of artists from outside the region for the enjoyment of local audiences and visitors. 

Since its inception in December 2017, we have been dedicated to building a vibrant arts & culture community in the Central Vancouver Island Region, through large-scale public art projects, community outreach, and collaboration with other arts & culture stakeholders.

In 2018, we brought colour and culture to Nanaimo’s downtown core with the launch of the Urban Art Gallery, the first open-air gallery of its kind on the island. The entire Commercial x Terminal x Wallace block has been transformed by wrapping an unused and unloved building in colourful, engaging murals. The project was completely funded through local business support, community crowd-funding, and in-kind donations and discounts from suppliers, without any government funding or grants. 

Street artists Unity and Humanity work on a bee themed mural.

For more information on Humanity In Art, please visit humanityinart.com