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.
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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
An intimate multi-venue experience
Pop-up concerts in surprising locations
A generous and passionate community
Artist submissions for 2020 will open in December 2019.
Building a festival lineup is like solving a Rubik's Cube: it's complex and it's got a lot of moving parts.
All submissions are evaluated by the Up Here Artistic Committee based on artistic merit, timing of latest releases, pertinence of the project with this year's theme and pairing with other artists in the lineup. Only successful applicants will be notified.
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