I love seeing tasteful graffiti up on public walls, it’s like an outdoor art gallery that captures the fun and joyfulness of a city. When visiting Regina, we wanted to take a look at Cathedral Village for their cute shops and vibrant graffiti that line the alleys of the neighbourhood.
Where is it?
On 13th Avenue between Albert Street and Elphinstone Street are alleyways and buildings covered in a multitude of murals created by local artists. There is tons of free public parking in the area to stop and wander around. Most spots were 2 hours maximum.
How much time to spend here?
We spent about 45 minutes in the area walking up and down both sides of the street as well as going down alleyways.
What Can I See?
Once upon a time Cathedral Village wasn’t a vibrant art community. It was riddled with graffiti from gang rivalry. Of course this didn’t look very appealing on businesses, churches, and even homes. The locals took it upon themselves to curb their behaviour by commissioning artists to craft murals. The murals are lovely and you can see many different types of techniques and artistry.
We wandered up and down the street to find the murals hiding between buildings and in alleys. If you blink, you might just miss one. Keep your eyes open as there are quite a few.
From animals to abstract trees, there is something that will catch your attention.
If you’re looking for an Instagrammable mural, you’ll find it here to pose with.
One of my absolute favourites is this brick wall with individually painted bricks that reveal a big image of a laughing person. Very creative.
If you love public art, you’ll enjoy wandering around Cathedral Village in Regina especially with the beautiful Summer weather.