New murals by local artists are coming coast to coast!
Announcing an amazing new collaboration between BMO Bank of Montreal and STEPS Public Art! The BMO National Mural Series is a campaign connecting local artists to BMO branches across Canada to beautify spaces, form strong community relationships, and foster positive recognition through public art. This initiative follows BMO’s Purpose to Boldly Grow the Good – in Business and in Life and is dedicated to the building, investing and supporting of the communities they are a part of.
From West Coast Vancouver all the way to Fredericton and Halifax, this year the BMO National Mural Series will be making its mark across 17 bank branches. BMO has commissioned 17 Canadian artists to create unique works of art ranging from hand painted and vinyl murals to lightbox installations in interior and exterior spaces. Through STEPS’ expertise in public art management and customized approach in one-of-a-kind installations to foster inclusive communities, these activations are tied together by themes of community, family and diversity.
Project Partners and Funders
These works of art were made possible by BMO in collaboration with STEPS Public Art
BMO’s National Mural Series was designed to create opportunities to celebrate local communities and the people who live and visit them. By working with hyper-local artists to design murals with meaning and impact specific to each location, BMO hopes to bring art to areas where artists and community members might not otherwise have an opportunity.
At BMO, we are proud to be partners in these communities, celebrate our customers, and support local artists. These beautiful pieces of art not only express BMO’s values and celebrate diversity; they also provide opportunities to surprise and delight those visiting our branches. We look forward to expanding this program and curating many more murals in branches across Canada.