Lisa is Co-founder and Executive Director of Art for Art's Sake - an organization that plays Robin Hood by shuffling the economy around to bring arts to the public realm on a regular basis. Most well known for their work with Festival Inspire, the Moncton-based team hosts outside the box events all year long. Lisa sits on the City of Moncton’s Downtown Revitalization Committee and is always happy to share ideas over coffee with people who want to talk about what inspires them
Festival Inspire is an international, free, week-long, non-profit street arts festival. It transforms the cityscape for 7 days into a visual wonderland with murals and live art, interactive installations, projection mapping, street performance, circus, music, and stuff not even we have thought of yet. Our murals stick around even longer, building a legacy of character, culture, and beauty.
The Festival Inspire creates a proactive culture of art in public spaces in Downtown Moncton. Dynamic murals replace dull walls that were subject to vandalism or ‘tagging’, neglect or despair. Everything is created in high traffic, high visibility areas to be experienced by the largest audience possible, and in derelict or vacant urban spaces for the purpose of reactivating those spaces. By creating a collaboration between local businesses, artists, community organizations and residents, the organization offers long lasting character, energy and beauty, economic growth and prosperity to the City.