Vancouver Mural Festival returns with over 25 new murals this summer

Jun 12 2019, 6:18 pm

A 10-day event celebrating public art and community comes back to town this summer, as the fourth annual Vancouver Mural Festival  (VMF) returns.

Presented by Create Vancouver Society with support from Canadian Heritage, the Province of BC, and Mount Pleasant BIA, this year’s festival returns with expanded programming featuring 10 days of events including a Gallery Show, Flash Tattoo, mural tours, talks, parties, and more.

As the city’s largest annual, free public art celebration, Vancouver Mural Festival promises an accessible and inclusive event for everyone.

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“The incredible growth of VMF over the last four years is a testament to the power of public art to not only brighten up our neighbourhoods but also to connect people, places, stories, and ideas,” said VMF co-founder and executive director David Vertesi. “Whether spotlighting important social issues or simply putting smiles on people’s faces, we’re excited to support a diverse range of artistic visions in public space with another year of Vancouver Mural Festival.”

The event culminates with the always-popular Mount Pleasant Street Party. Spanning over 14 city blocks, the Saturday street party transforms the neighbourhood into a dynamic, living art space connecting communities across the Lower Mainland and beyond.

Free, family-friendly, and full of activities for everyone, the celebration features the highly-anticipated debut of over new murals (on top of the area’s 120+ murals from past years), four beer gardens, two live music stages, two markets, extensive food trucks, live art, DJ/dance battles, a new Family Zon,e and much more.

The VMF was founded in 2016 around a shared vision of transforming the way art is seen in the city.

Produced by Create Vancouver Society, a registered Canadian non-profit dedicated to artistic and cultural development, the event is meant to provide a platform for Vancouver’s diverse artists to contribute to the city’s legacy through the creation of permanent large-scale public murals.

Vancouver Mural Festival

When: August 1 to 10, 2019

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