It was a joy to be the mural artist who held up a mirror on the creativity and beauty of the residents of Alberta Ave, and captured the creative exploration and performances in the Kaleido Family Arts Festival on 118 Ave in Edmonton.
In front of the Nina Haggerty Centre for the Arts, a jazz trio with stand up base, clarinet, and guitar play for a diverse crowd who are watching stilt walkers and shopping for art in this festival mural. In the background, Conan the Barbarian is looking for someone.
As a mural artist I loved painting in other artists, who are rotating turns on canvases so that each canvas was touched by each artist. In the background people browse artisan booths, including work from my favourite Alberta Ave artist, Maria Pace-Wynters.
A juggler throws rocket-propelled grenades into the air, performing at the Kaleido festival in Edmonton. The background has a suspended performer standing on a wall, actors utilizing crocodile puppets in a street play and part of a mural I did on Popular Bakery.
A stilt walker performs in the middle of Alberta Avenue during the Kaleido festival in this triptych mural. It was great fun as a mural artist to paint other artists and performers, all of who are based on real people from past festivals.
A brightly coloured dancer with a red performs on the street with drummers in this Edmonton festival mural. In the background a woman spins her hula hoop in front of a stage and artwork tent, while Red Sonja avoids Conan on the right side, by photographer Abraham Cottrill.
A smiling drummer in traditional African clothing performs in the foreground of this mural, celebrating the Kaleido festival in Edmonton.