The 2023 UpLift! Jasper Mural Festival finishes on May 21, wrapping up three weeks of art, celebration, and community pride. This year, three incredibly talented muralists have turned their spray cans and paint brushes upon the northern Rockies, bringing fresh colour and their unique aesthetics to Jasper. Their murals join the four beautiful pieces created during last year's inaugural UpLift! mural festival.
Here's how to find these amazing creations around town. Learn more about the pieces and the artists who made them below.
Note: when sharing images of the murals online, please always include credit to the artists.
7 FIVE EIGHT Mural
FIVE EIGHT's UpLift! 2022 mural is glitchy, green, and gorgeous, with splashes of blue, yellow and orange. The artist took a photo of his girlfriend while the room was lit with a green bulb and a neon sign of the Montreal metro map, which he made himself. Can you see the reflection of the Montreal metro lines in the lady's eyes?
After taking the photo, FIVE edited the image to the fun and funky iteration you see in the mural. When asked what motivated him to design this particular piece, FIVE responded that he aimed to present himself with an extremely technical challenge, and an opportunity to showcase his skill to the world.
Where to find the mural: On the west wall of Bear's Paw Bakery (4 Pyramid Lake Rd).