The inaugural Vancouver Mural Festival is transforming buildings in and around Main Street in Mount Pleasant this summer, bringing a splash of colour to the city.
The official mural festival day took place Saturday, August 20, but the more than 35 new murals are permanent, so you can check them out at your own speed — and they are definitely worth checking out!
View a map of all of the murals here. (Blue pins denote murals – other pins for events that have already concluded)
More than 40 artists participated in the festival, from around B.C. and Canada as well as Germany and Brazil. To view the websites of participating artists, click here.
Graffiti artists, typographers, tattoo artists and illustrators are all represented in the various murals. The festival works with artists, who first submit a draft, which is then approved by the building owners who have agreed to participate.
The festival is sponsored by the City of Vancouver, Mount Pleasant BIA, Burrard Arts Foundation and the Georgia Straight.
For more information, visit the Vancouver Mural Festival Facebook page here.
Video from Global News:
Drew Young and Gabriel Hall discuss Vancouver’s inaugural Mural Festival, which is happening around Main Street in the Mount Pleasant and False Creek Flats areas.
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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