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Artists sought by City of Vancouver for sidewalk sandblasting

The City of Vancouver is seeking designers and artists to create designs that will be sandblasted on the sidewalks of Main Street in Mount Pleasant.

The project aims to enhance the public realm by adding interest to the sidewalks, and showcase the work of local artists.

Artists will be paid $300 and receive a prize from the Mount Pleasant Business Improvement Association.

Designs should be approximately be 20” x 20” (50cm x 50cm) in size and based on the themes relevant to the community, such as historic creeks, art, music, pop culture and of course, breweries.

The winning design will be made into a template that will be used to sandblast sidewalks along Main Street in Mount Pleasant. To allow each storefront to have its own identity, the template will be applied in a variety of ways (i.e. flipped/rotated) and in multiple locations (i.e. roughly 3 applications for every 20’ of storefront).

The neighbourhood’s latest sidewalk pattern is already on display at Broadway and Fraser. The stencil of a jumping salmon was created through a collaboration of the Broadway Youth Resource Centre, local artist Gordon White and the city.

Artists interested in the sandblasting can submit completed applications to:

Zoë Greig
Planning, Urban Design and Sustainability, Midtown
515 West 10th Ave, Second Floor
Vancouver, BC V5Z 4A8
Email: mountpleasant@vancouver.ca

Technical details for the submission are available here.

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Peter Meiszner
Peter Meiszner
Peter Meiszner is an experienced journalist and media relations professional, based in Vancouver. As founder of urbanYVR.com, he has been reporting on urban development across the Lower Mainland since 2016, and has also served as vice-chair of the Gastown Historic Area Planning Committee. In October 2022, he was elected to Vancouver city council and is no longer actively reporting for urbanYVR.

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