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Urban Art & Music Festival / Sudbury, Ontario

August 16-18, 2019 in weird and wonderful Sudbury, Ontario

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Up Here is an independent urban art & music festival founded in 2015.

Every summer, Up Here brings together dozens of muralists, musicians and installation artists to transform downtown Sudbury into an urban art gallery.

Up Here is a project of We Live Up Here, a volunteer-run non-profit organization founded in 2012 around the simple idea that art can bring people together and can playfully reshape our community.

 

Get the Up Here app.

Discover new artists, go on a self-guided mural tour, listen to the Up Here playlist and be the first to find out about all sorts of strange surprises.

 
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Get some swag.

T-shirts, crew necks, We Live Up Here books, and pins of Alex Trebek’s face.

 
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Help us make it happen.

 
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Volunteer

We need all the help we can get. We're looking for a bunch of jolly volunteers for Up Here 5 that runs August 16-18, 2019! We need ticket scanners, dome builders, cheerleaders, screw drillers, beer pourers, street sweepers, merch sellers, van drivers, wall preppers, secret keepers, veggie cutters, random runners, poster pushers, urban dreamers and art lovers.

 
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Host an artist

bil·let (bĭl′ĭt) noun: accommodation, especially for a Up Here artists, in civilian lodgings. Got a comfy and cool place for muralists, bands and artists to crash leading up to and during Up Here? Yes! 

Complete the form and we'll be in touch.

Get weird in Sudbury.

Sudbury is a weird and wonderful place. We've teamed up with hotels around the Nickel City to help you take it all in.

Get all nice and comfy

If you mention Up Here when you call to reserve your room, these hotels will give you a special rate. Jump on the bed for us (just don't tell 'em we told you it was ok).

Quality Inn
$97 + applicable taxes, per night
705-675-1273

Travelway Inn
$126.99 + applicable taxes, per night
705-522-1122

Best Western
$115.99 + applicable taxes, per night
705-673 7801

Residence Inn & Conference Centre - Résidence Boréal
$79 + applicable taxes, per night
705-560-6673 x. 15000

Residence Inn & Conference Centre - Cambrian Residence
$79 + applicable taxes, per night
705-566-8101 x. 7583

Super 8
$95.99 + applicable taxes, per night
705-522-7600

Canadas Best Value Inn
$78 - $83 + applicable taxes, per night
1-800-787-4008

Stay a little while

You're obviously coming to Sudbury just for us. But if you do decide to show up earlier or stay a little later after the festival, there's tons of cool things to do in the Nickel.

Go cliff diving at Silver Lake, or go win meat at Porketta Bingo, go play with the porcupine at Science North or go take that mandatory photo in front of that big chunk of change.

 
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Photo: Vanessa Tignanelli

 

Grand Sponsor

 

Paint Sponsor

 

Equipment Sponsor

 

Pop-Up Sponsor

 

Installation Sponsor

 

Digital Sponsor

 

Northern Series Sponsor

Mural Sponsors

 
 
 

Media Sponsors

 

Crater Sponsor

 

Community Partners

 

Funders

Want to partner up?

It’s never too late.

 
 
 

What is Up Here?

  • A laboratory for the creation and presentation of new works of art

  • A town transformed into a boutique festival

  • The live creation of large scale murals

  • An authentic experience on a human scale

  • An immersive urban adventure distinct from traditional festivals

  • Over 60 emerging artists from here and beyond

  • 10,000 attendees

  • An intimate multi-venue experience

  • Pop-up concerts in surprising locations

  • A generous and passionate community