Earlier this month, Vancouver Mural Fest (VMF) hosted its fourth annual public art celebration, and we’re still buzzing from the excitement.
VMF is Western Canada’s largest celebration of public art, which probably doesn’t come as a shock to anyone who had the chance to check out some of the festival’s activities.
Over the course of 10 days, the streets of Mount Pleasant were bustling with free activations — attendees enjoyed everything from galleries and live paintings, to speaker series, mural runs, Pride parties, and open-air movies.
And to top it all off, VMF threw a massive street party that drew a crowd of over 150,000 people!
Of course, the most important part of Mural Fest is the art — and there was a lot of it this year. More than 25 new murals were added to the streets of Mount Pleasant, on top of the area’s 100+ existing murals that have been created in past years.
If you haven’t seen the new additions yet, we have some good news — it’s not too late. Sure, we’re low-key judging you for not seeing these sooner, but you can make it up to us by checking them out now. Better late than never!
Here’s a full list of the new murals, who created them, and where you can find them, so you can go take a photo and post it on Instagram — because pics or it didn’t happen.
SHEPARD FAIREY (USA)
Burrard Arts Foundation presents Surface Series: Shepard Fairey in collaboration with Vancouver Mural Festival.
Title: Earth Justice
Location: 1030 West Georgia (west-facing wall of The Burrard Building 20-storey office building)
FINTAN MAGEE (Australia)
Title: Not yet titled
Location: 333 E.11th (north-facing wall of 15-storey condominium, The Duke; best view from on Kingsway near 10th)
Mural title: Monster Sisters
Location: 35 E. 3rd Avenue (east-facing wall of parking lot)
Mural title: Freedom
Location: 68 E. 2nd Avenue (west-facing wall in the alley around the corner from Earnest Ice Cream)
Mural title: Almond
Location: 177 W.7th Avenue
CHARLIE EDMISTON (USA)
Mural title: Untitled
Location: 55 W.8th Avenue (‘7-½ Lane’ alley)
SONNY GREEN (Australia)
Mural title: Rainbow Serpent
Location: 110 W.4th (east-facing wall)
Local Vancouver and Canadian artists
Location: 75 W.5th Ave (NE corner of 5th & Manitoba, south-facing wall)
Mural title: Saturday Kind of Love
Location: 8 W. 8th Ave (at Ontario)
Location: 75 W.5th Ave (NE corner of 5th & Manitoba, west-facing wall)
Mural title: Homecoming
Location: 101 W.5th Ave (NW corner of 5th & Manitoba, east-facing wall)
Mural title: Raven Transformation
Location: 75 W.5th Ave (NE corner of 5th & Manitoba, northwest-facing wall)
KEERAT KAUR, ALICIA POINT, CYLER SPARROW-POINT
A mural jointly created by South Asian artist, Keerat Kaur, with Musqueam artists, Alicia Point and Cyler Sparrow-Point, to commemorate the 1914 Komagata Maru incident, honour the victims and descendents of the tragedy, and recognize the support provided to the passengers by the local Indigenous People. VMF Community Projects are generously supported by YVR.
Mural title: taike-sye’yə
Location: 125 E. 10th Ave (north facing back of the building)
Mural title: Cosmic Breeze
Location: 31 W.3rd Ave.
Mural title: Untitled
Location: 110 W.4th (south-facing back wall)
A collaborative community project with Paintillio in collaboration with local youth groups – Big Brothers, Take A Hike Foundation, Mount Pleasant Community Centre. VMF Community Projects are generously supported by YVR.
Location: 370 E.Broadway (north-facing wall, Kingsgate Mall)
Mural title: Pack Mentality
Location: 14 W.7th (south-facing alley wall in 7-½ Lane; wall of VMF 2019’s Gallery)
Location: 68 W.5th Ave (west-facing wall on Manitoba)
Mural title: The Matriarch
Location: 2301 Main St (north-facing wall)
Mural title: The Lonely City
Location: 68 W.5th Ave (west-facing alley wall)
If you’re planning on taking a self-guided tour, make sure to download the VMF Mural Map
Daily Hive is a proud media partner of Vancouver Mural Festival 2019