I’m excited to announce that the next Instagrammable Wall Photo Walk will take place:
Saturday, July 20 2019
from either 12-3 p.m.
or 3:30-6:30 p.m.
along 124 Street!!!
This 3-hour Instagrammable Wall Photo Walk, presented in partnership with the 124 Street Business Association experience will:
- Be ticketed ($20) with 10% of proceeds going to Rust Magic Street Art Festival
- Cap out at 20 people
- Include TWO food (snack) stop at a locally owned spot along the route (for the July walk, the treat will be popcorn or pepperoni/jerky from Meuwly’s and a cookie from Bloom Cookie Co.)
- Include a take-home polaroid photo at a wall along the route for each participant
- Include a take-home postcard listing the walls we visited on the route for each participant
- Include a Shop 124 Street reusable tote bag for each participant
- And include a fun fact about the artist, wall, or neighbourhood at each stop!
Note: Kids 12 and under are free with an adult however if they want a snack separate to parents’ then there will be a cost to cover the snack (limited spots).
Please note: due to Edmonton’s on and off thunderstorms, we will plan to go rain or shine (and fingers crossed there will be no rain, only shine!) but whether we proceed or cancel (with refunds) will be communicated in advance of the walk.
Thank you everyone for your interest in Instagrammable Walls, exploring Edmonton communities, and supporting art/artists and fun initiatives!
Be sure to join the Instagrammable Walls of Edmonton Facebook Group to stay up to date on wall walks, and share any walls you discover as you’re out and about this summer!!
You’re also always welcome and encouraged to explore the city on your own self-guided walks year-round too! You can use this Guide to Instagrammable Walls of Edmonton (which includes a fair bit of walls but certainly not all of them, and is always looking for more additions!) to help you plan your own exploration.
But if you’d like a more curated experience, would love to have you come on a tour with me!
What is an Instagrammable Wall?
An Instagrammable Wall is basically an interesting-looking wall that makes a great backdrop for a photo of yourself or your friends, posted on social media (probably Instagram).
Instagrammable Walls can be mural walls, bold, colourful walls, graffiti walls, interesting textured-walls – you name it. They are walls that you’d describe as “Instagrammable” (or photographable and shareable online). Instagrammable Walls are not only murals, however there are many murals that are most certainly Instagrammable and in Edmonton, and lots more Instagrammable murals have been added in the city over the years thanks to the efforts of Rust Magic Street Art Festival and Real Fresh Canvas. (Note: not ALL murals are from this festival thoug, and not all walls are murals!!)
Instagrammable Walls add beauty to a city, and attracts people to a location that might otherwise not be frequented. Walls can often surprise you. My general rule of thumb is that an Instagrammable Wall needs to look pretty neat and be photographable with YOU at the base of it.
What is a Photo Walk?
A Photo Walk is when a group of people get together and walk around a specific location, finding interesting opportunities and areas for taking pictures. On these Instagrammable Wall Photo Walks you’re encouraged to bring your cameras/phones, cute outfits, water, and comfortable walking shoes!
When did Instagrammable Walls of Edmonton Photo Walks begin?
The first Instagrammable Walls of Edmonton Photo Walk took place on Saturday, June 3, 2017 as part of Make Something Edmonton’s 100 in 1 Day transform your city event. I’ve hosted several walks each summer/fall (a bit of winter) since then, and have also created Guides to Instagrammable Walls in cities where I’ve travelled.
There’s been such a great response from Edmontonians who want to discover Instagrammable Walls! It’s also become a fantastic way to show visitors to the city a round Edmonton! Ultimately, these guides and walks are meant to help Edmontonians find beauty that’s all around this city, encourage people to explore their city (or the city they’re traveling to), raise the profile of artists behind mural Instagrammable Walls, and spur the creation of more Instagrammable Walls!
Thanks to Edmonton designer Nicola Pringle for creating the Instagrammable Wall logo featured in this post!!