59 stunning murals painted on boarded-up Vancouver storefronts (PHOTOS)

May 27 2020, 1:25 pm

In mid-April, the Vancouver Mural Festival (VMF) announced it would be taking a unique approach to its annual celebration.

Instead of taking over the blank walls of Mount Pleasant and Greater Vancouver, organizers partnered with local artists, organizations, and business improvement associations to transform the city’s boarded-up storefronts.

The result is the “city’s largest collection” of murals intended to spark joy, inspire hope, and celebrate resilience.

Fifty-nine murals in total went up across 40 locations in Downtown Vancouver, Robson Street, and South Granville.

All of the artists involved are being paid and having the cost of their supplies covered thanks to funding from local BIAs and other partners such as Vancity Credit Union and the City of Vancouver’s Mural Support Program.

Now, nearly all of the murals have been taken down with many of the stores reopened or in the process of, but here’s a photo compilation for safekeeping:

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Created by Aimee Young. (Gabriel Martins)

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Created by Chris Perez. (Gabriel Martins)

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Created by Carson Ting. (Gabriel Martins)

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Created by Carrie Lynn Victor. (Gabriel Martins)

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Created by Carmen Chan. (Gabriel Martins)

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Created by Bronwyn Schuster. (Gabriel Martins)

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Created by Brett Robinson. (Gabriel Martins)

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Created by Benjamin T. Stone. (Gabriel Martins)

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Created by Ben Knight. (Gabriel Martins)

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Created by Atheana Picha. (Gabriel Martins)

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Created by Andrew Tavukciyan. (Gabriel Martins)

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Created by Allison Woodward. (Gabriel Martins)

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Created by Ali Bruce. (Gabriel Martins)

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Created by Ali Bruce. (Gabriel Martins)

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Created by Alex Fowkes. (Gabriel Martins)

Created by Ciele Beau.(Gabriel Martins)

Created by Jnasty.(Gabriel Martins)

Created by Jerome Berthier.(Gabriel Martins)

Created by Jenn Brisson.(Gabriel Martins)

Created by Jason Mcrae.(Gabriel Martins)

Created by Jamie Bizness.(Gabriel Martins)

Created by James Knight.(Gabriel Martins)

Created by Ilya Viryachev.(Gabriel Martins)

Created by I Heart.(Gabriel Martins)

Created by Hanna Lee Joshi.(Gabriel Martins)

Created by Graeme Zirk.(Gabriel Martins)

Created by Graciela Concalves Da Silva.(Gabriel Martins)

Created by Gaidasheva Oksana.(Gabriel Martins)

Created by Frazer Adams.(Gabriel Martins)

Created by Cody Swinkels.(Gabriel Martins)

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Created by Jocelyn Wong. (Gabriel Martins)

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Created by Olivia Di Liberto. (Gabriel Martins)

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Created by Nick Gregson. (Gabriel Martins)

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Created by Naks. (Gabriel Martins)

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Created by Naks. (Gabriel Martins)

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Created by Mike Bock. (Gabriel Martins)

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Created by Michael Rosen. (Gabriel Martins)

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Created by Mega McGrath. (Gabriel Martins)

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Created by Mark Illing. (Gabriel Martins)

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Created by Marion Landry. (Gabriel Martins)

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Created by Lukas Lundberg. (Gabriel Martins)

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Created by Lukas Lundberg. (Gabriel Martins)

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Created by Katie So. (Gabriel Martins)

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Created by Karen Yurkovitch. (Gabriel Martins)

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Created by K.C. Hall. (Gabriel Martins)

Created by Optimules Prime. (Gabriel Martins)

Created by Will Phillips. (Gabriel Martins)

Created by Tristesse Seeliger. (Gabriel Martins)

Created by Tierne Milne. (Gabriel Martins)

Created by Tierney Milne. (Gabriel Martins)

Created by Taka Sudo. (Gabriel Martins)

Created by Shannon Elliott. (Gabriel Martins)

Created by Sandeep Johal. (Gabriel Martins)

Created by Sage Lim. (Gabriel Martins)

Created by Rea Zogia. (Gabriel Martins)

Created by Priscila Yuipg. (Gabriel Martins)

Created by Portia Passcuzzio. (Gabriel Martins)

Created by Phil_Co + Benevely. (Gabriel Martins)

Created by Paige Bowman. (Gabriel Martins)

Daily Hive is a proud community sponsor of the Vancouver Mural Festival 

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