Girls Mural Camp 2020 in Riverside

Girls Mural Camp 2020 officially got underway in mid-August 2020 and wrapped up on August 28! Coordinated by East End Arts and led by professional street artists Bareket Kezwer and Monica Wickeler, Girls Mural Camp (GMC) is an opportunity for youth who identify as girls, young women, female or non-binary to explore the history and practice of street art, and to co-create a large street mural together. Campers went through an incredible ‘in-class’ learning experience, and then took their ideas and skills to the streets to work on a real mural creation.

Big thank you to  lead artists, @bkez & @monicaonthemoon, for leading the youth campers through this exciting mural program and to the 10 participants who created such a unique and inspiring piece of mural art together.

Riverside BIA is so inspired by all the creativity as and attention to detail that went into the collaborative co-creation process. Kudos to all the artists who worked together to bring this vibrant and meaningful collective work of art to Riverside neighbourhood. It was a pleasure to support Girls Mural Camp 2020, thx to @cityofto @eastendartsto @omachiropractic.  Riverside BIA was proud to support this program, thanks to a grant from the City of Toronto Outdoor Mural Program.

Stay tuned for the artists statement, some final polished photos of the completed mural at 4 Munro Street (back wall), and an exciting video from @cassrudolph that captures the participants’ full mural journey!

Girls Mural Camp 2020 getting underway at East End Arts home St. Matthew’s Clubhouse!

Mural painting underway on the north-facing wall at 4 Munro

Girls Mural Camp 2020 in Riverside: Co-created mural process by an amazing team at 4 Munro

Girls Mural Camp 2020 in Riverside: Co-created mural process by an amazing team at 4 Munro

The result: "Girls Mural Camp - 2020 Mural in Riverside" on the north facing wall of 4 Munro (in the laneway)

The result: “Girls Mural Camp – 2020 Mural in Riverside” on the north facing wall of 4 Munro (in the laneway)

Extra mural work on a portion of the east facing wall of 4 Munro Street as part of "Girls Mural Camp - 2020 Mural in Riverside"

Extra mural work on a portion of the east facing wall of 4 Munro Street as part of “Girls Mural Camp – 2020 Mural in Riverside”

The girls even left a little extra for the neighbours, so lovely!!