The Salina Kanvas project launches the street art and mural festival in October

After working to bring other projects, including the “Mural at the Mill” to the HD Flour Mill, the Salina Canvas Project wants to continue bringing artwork to downtown Salina, with the Boom! Festival of Street Art and Murals that comes to the city in October.

The festival brings artists to 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 Project Kanvas, said the idea behind both the project and the festival is to bring people from all over to downtown Salina.

“It’s privately funded by generous donors and the 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 boost tourism and bring foot traffic to this downtown area.”

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