Photo by May Shi @mmayshi
Artist(s): Milkbox (Kayla Buium)

Pandora’s Snail

Completed: 2023

Sitting on the East wall of 210 15 Ave SE, Pandora’s Snail is a magnificent ode to the circus artform, the magic of storytelling and Cirque Du Soleil’s celebrated production KOOZA. This 2023 BUMP Festival mural was brought to life in the @cedistrictyyc thanks to a collaboration with Cirque Du Soleil and CMLC.

A mural that took 14 days to paint, Pandora’s Snail looks like a page from a timeless storybook you could get lost in. Rich blues and pink adorn the cerebral clowns on Kayla’s canvas, between whom sits an ancient snail. What secret’s loom inside this snail? What stories do these characters bring to the Beltline? Inspired by the Cirque du soleil show KOOZA, Kayla says “The mural is about two curious but mischievous clowns about to open Pandora’s snail to release chaos onto the world. The snail is a slow moving creature making it easy to catch and open with the key. The mural uses costumes and motifs from KOOZA to tell a brand new story created by MILKBOX.

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Part of YYC BUMP (Beltline Urban Murals Project)
Sponsored by TD Canada Trust

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Where to Find This Mural

Location: 210 15 AVE SE, T2G 0B5, CALGARY, ALBERTA Get Directions