Downtown Vancouver laneway to be transformed into beautiful art walk

Apr 17 2019, 4:20 am

Another laneway is getting a major facelift thanks to Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association’s (DVBIA) latest transformation project.

Simon Fraser University School for the Contemporary Arts students and alumni have a chance to showcase their designs publicly in an outdoor art walk.

The plan for this instalment of the project is transforming 50 laneway facing doors of a two-block area of Eihu Lane between Alberni and Robson streets.

Canvas Corridor door

Canvas Corridor door before and after/Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association

The purpose of Canvas Corridor is to provide local and emerging artists with an opportunity to display their work and enhance the overall look of downtown public spaces.

DVBIA’s previous two laneway projects were Alley Oop and Ackery’s Alley.

Alley Oop won an international design award following its completion in 2017.

Alley-Oop laneway south of West Pender Street between Granville Street and (Mark Busse)

Interested SFU artists can submit their artwork until May 27, with installation expecting to take place in July and August.

Artists can submit up to three different works for consideration to the project. There is no specific theme, so artists are being asked to submit artwork of all styles and techniques.

The goal is to bring life, colour and overall visual interest to Eihu Lane.

Artists can find out more information about Canvas Corridor here.

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