I’m excited to announce the first Instagrammable Wall Photo Walk of 2019 will take place:
Sunday, June 23, 2019, from 1-4 p.m.
in Old Strathcona/Whyte Avenue.
If you’ve joined us in past events, this summer’s Instagrammable Wall Photo Walks are going to be a bit different (trying something new here! We’ll see how it goes lol).
The walks have grown so much over the years it’s become increasingly challenging to keep a group of over 50+ people together, plus there’s a few fun, new elements being added to these walks SO,
This summer the 3-hour Instagrammable Wall Photo Walk experiences will:
- Be ticketed ($20) with 10% of proceeds going to Rust Magic Street Art Festival
- Cap out at 20 people
- Include one food (snack) or drink stop at a locally owned spot along the route
(for the June 23 walk, the treat will be ice cream from Y’elod!)
- 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
- 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: if the forecast is too rainy, refunds will be issued and the walk will be re-scheduled. This will be decided no later than 9 a.m. on June 23 (the morning 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.
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!!