Granville Island is much more colourful with the addition of nine newly painted murals.
The murals are thanks to a project called Art Smash, which is a celebration of visual art in public spaces.
Over the last several days, 10 artists came together to create new murals to transform The Chain & Forge – Granville Island’s newest public space – located underneath the Granville Street Bridge.
At the heart of the installation, painted on the pillars of the bridge, is a monumental mural designed by Musqueam artist Debra Sparrow. Other participating artists include Ruben Sanchez, an international artist visiting from Spain, and local artists, Sandeep Johal, JNasty, James Harry, Lauren Brevner, Eric Louie, Kari Kristensen, Victoria Sieczka, and KC Hall.
On May 12, Art Smash hosted a street party to celebrate the new murals. Check out some of the amazing works of art: