Announcing the BMO National Mural Series

New murals by local artists are coming coast to coast!

Announcing an amazing new collaboration between BMO Financial Group 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 multiple BMO bank branches. BMO has commissioned local 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.

Artist Credit: BMO Yonge Street exterior mural by Gosia Komorski, BMO Legacy interior mural by Mary Haasdyk, BMO Front & Berkeley interior mural by Samara Shuter, BMO Oshawa Branch installation by Zuna Amir, BMO Beaches Branch interior mural by Rei Misiri and BMO Erin Mills interior mural by Matt Salisbury

Photography Credit: Mila Bright, Eunice Hau, May Shi and Selina McCallum

Follow us @STEPSPublicArt and #BMONationalMuralSeries for the latest mural reveals and to meet the talented artists involved! You can also learn more about public art management and how you can unleash the power of public art with STEPS to transform public spaces.

Check out the new project page to learn more:

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.

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