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Sydney Black

Nelson International Mural Festival Founder 

Sydney Black loves making things happen, especially with teams of amazing people. She was born (and currently resides) on unceded Sinixt, Ktunaxa and Okanagan territory known as Nelson, BC with her incredibly supportive husband and children. She is grateful to the City of Nelson and all the sponsors, staff and volunteers for their help with making the Nelson International Mural Festival a success!

Amber Santos

Festival Coordinator 

Amber Santos is a multi-ethnic, multi disciplinary artist who also has a passion for art education and being part of making big things happen, like the Nelson International Mural Festival, and many community projects and murals over the years. She is excited about how we can shape our public space into a welcoming and inclusive space and how art can inspire conversations and connections. See her work at

Zan Comerford

Marketing Coordinator

With seven years of success in marketing niche events, artists, and ideas to international audiences, Zan is an enthusiasm expert. She specializes in creative, connective marketing campaigns that increase sales, grow community, and push good into the world. Zan currently works in media and marketing with many events, festivals, record labels, artists, and businesses up and down North America’s west coast. She trains artists and musicians how to market efficiently with

Dee Landsberg

Music Curator

Dee’s diversity and musical capabilities have taken her all over the world, From Brazil to Israel to Europe. She has an infectiously warm personality, which can be felt by the way she lives through her heart and centers her passion for authenticity in her music. Dee has had the opportunity to collaborate with and be mentored by Renowned Grammy Award Winner Jerry Wonder (The Fugee’s), electronic producer Lorin Bassnectar and multi instrumentalist Mr. Carmack. 

Ingrid Love 

Assistant Marketing Coordinator

Ingrid Love is an interdisciplinary artist and aspiring academic, currently pursuing a degree in English Literature while feeding her growing interest in Anthropology. She is intrigued by the pockets and seams where artistic disciplines overlap and interact with one another, and finds herself constantly studying these interactions as a writer, dancer, and theatre artist. When she isn’t participating in an artistic project or fulfilling her academic goals, she can be found baking all manner of confections, with a penchant for lemon tarts.

Lucy Rose

Assistant Mural Coordinator

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