Peg City Car Co-op is a proud partner of Synonym Art Consultation and the Wall-to-Wall festival. The festival aims to make public art accessible and a part of the everyday experience of living in Winnipeg.
Since 2012, Synonym Art Consultation has curated and facilitated over 100 different art installations and events in various venues across Winnipeg, always with the goal of making contemporary art more accessible to the public. One of the most exciting ways they do this is by co-producing the Wall-to-Wall Festival:
“A mural and culture festival started in Winnipeg, Manitoba on the original lands of Anishinaabe, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene Peoples, and on the homeland of the Métis Nation and Treaty 1 Territory. The community-focused festival highlights equal parts murals, music, and youth workshops and mentorships. “Learn more
This year, Wall-to-Wall is one of the very few festivals that has not been cancelled by the ongoing pandemic. And while the festival is still set for September, this year there will be some big changes.
Chloe: “We feel very lucky right now. Synonym and the arts community have always been know for being adaptable. When the virus hit, we were devastated to have to cancel the Rural Mural Tour and a variety of programs offered to youth and schools. However, we are lucky to have found a way to shift many of our programs online.”
Did you attend the recent Virtual Drag Safe Grad?
This year Wall-to-Wall is opening a fully digital call for submissions, which has made the program more accessible. All of the selected works will be printed on to 8ftx8ft panels and installed throughout Winnipeg.
Interested in making a submission? Click for details
Chloe: “This kind of change means we can bring new and greater accessibility to public art! Not just for the public, but for artists themselves. Painting full-scale murals can be restrictive for people with mobility or accessibility needs, and also limits the medium of submissions to paintings, almost exclusively.”
The 2020 format will be open to anyone around the world, including painters, graphic designers, and photographers.
“We are thrilled to be broadening the program in this way and will continue to panel a curatorial committee to ensure diversity of voices and equitable decisions.”
Art in motion: The Multi-Modal Mural Tour
This year Peg City and SYNONYM are teaming up to bring members another Mobile Mural! We will be unveiling this new creation at the start of September, just in time for the Wall-to-Wall Festival!
To get people stoked about Wall-to-wall, we are putting on a Multi-Modal Mural Tour:
Each week starting this Friday, we will post a selection of Wall-to-Wall murals in our Instagram Story.
You can walk, bike, or carshare to any of the locations and take a picture to add to your Insta Story.
Tag @pegcitycarcoop and @synonymartconsultation for your chance to win one of the weekly prize packs donated from our sponsors, including Fools and Horses, Synonym Arts Consultation, your very own Peg City Car Co-op and more!