Skip to content

Up Here reveals location of massive new downtown mural

Huge photo-realistic painting coming to the corner of Lisgar and Larch

Have you ever thought to yourself, "you know what downtown Sudbury is missing? A giant nickel miner on the side of a building!"

Well, the folks at Up Here did and are prepared to deliver.

The urban art and music festival in downtown Sudbury starts Aug. 18. A key feature of the three-year-old event is the multiple murals visiting artists paint on the walls and roofs of local buildings.

Think of the "You are beautiful" mural on Durham Street or the woman with the long flowing hair in the S-curve on The Kingsway.

This year, several new murals will be added to the landscape. One of the muralists is a guy named Jarus. From Saskatoon, Jarus' mother is from Sudbury and his grandfather was a nickel miner.

Working on a huge scale (more than a dozen stories high at times), Jarus creates photo-realistic paintings on a grand scale. You can find his works on walls in Mexico, Denmark, Holland and Australia, to name a few places.

Sudbury will be home to his latest. 

But where exactly will this huge miner be located? Up Here spilled the beans on Twitter this morning. 

"Jarus has arrived in Sudbury! Let's reveal his wall! He's going to art up right here, at the corner of Lisgar & Larch, in front of Kuppajo."

A nickel miner painted giant-sized on the wall of a downtown building? Sounds pretty good to us. wants to know: Which Up Here mural is your favourite?

Click here to cast your vote.


Verified reader

If you would like to apply to become a verified commenter, please fill out this form.