Every June Montreal is host to some of the best mural artist for an event called Mural Fest. The artists produce some stunning work, leaving the Plateau and Mile-End neighbourhoods full of bright and colourful walls and feeling like an outdoor museum. While the festival is concentrated in those two areas, it’s not unusual to come across a beautiful mural in other neighbourhoods where you least expect them. As I walked along the street in Ville-Emard on a rainy day, out of the corner of my eye I saw a pop of colour down an alleyway, so I decided to investigate. To my pleasant surprise, I discovered a mural of the Mexican artist Frida Kahlo, by a street artist named Elisa Frank. Not only did she perfectly capture Frida Kahlo’s likeness, she also surrounded Kahlo by beautiful colourful flowers which drew my attention.
I like that the mural is in such a residential area down an alleyway where you would least expect it. A wonderful surprise and a must-see for any Frida Kahlo fan.