The Salina Canvas Project launches a street art and mural festival in October

After working to present other projects including the “Mural at the Mill” at the HD Flour Mill, the Salina Canvas Project wants to continue bringing art to downtown Salina with the Boom! The Street Art and Mural Festival comes to town in October.

The festival brings together artists in Salina starting Oct. 6 to paint murals on five walls in downtown Salina to celebrate and enhance the city’s visual landscape.

Eric Montoy, one of the co-founders of the Kanvas Project, said the idea behind the project and the festival is to bring people from all over into downtown Salina.

“It’s privately funded by generous donors, and the property owners (of the walls) have this collective consciousness that they want to foster a creative culture in downtown Salina,” Montoy said. “(We) really want to encourage tourism and bring foot traffic to this downtown.”

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