Vancouver Mural Festival 2017

Main St, Vancouver, BC V5T, Canada


Vancouver Mural Festival is the city’s largest annual free public art celebration.

Through the creation of permanent large scale public murals, the MPBIA partners with the Create Vancouver Society to showcase Vancouver`s vibrant young art scene and encourage the public to explore their creative side.

Close to 100,000 people are expected to join us to celebrate the creation of more than 5O new large scale murals in East Vancouver. Our events and public art installations serve as catalysts for addressing a variety of cultural issues facing our city and artistic communities as well as highlighting local cultures and histories. These include but are not limited to public art policy, community building, environmental policy, reconciliation, highlighting Coast Salish history and culture, artistic censorship, diversity, cost of living, and the need for culturally sustainable development practices.

This year the Vancouver Mural Festival (VMF) will be held on Saturday, August 12 from noon until 6pm. The festival will take over Main Street from 12th Ave to 7th Ave, the lanes west of Main from 11th to 3rd Ave.

The Mount Pleasant Business Improvement Area (MPBIA) celebrates creativity in our neighbourhood with the 2nd Annual Vancouver Mural Festival!

The MPBIA is excited to announce the Vancouver Mural Festival on Saturday August 12th from 12pm–6pm. With 10 blocks in Mount pleasant closed to traffic including Main St between E 12th & E 7th Ave., close to 100,000 people are expected to visit the area to view all the completed murals and partake of the live art, music, markets and community activities. VMF brings together local businesses with artists, musicians and performers, community groups and community led art projects, to create a festival unlike any other festival in Vancouver.

Highlights include Red Bull Tour Bus Stage with Yukon Blonde & Louise Burns Music, Alleyway Oasis feat. City Disco and Treasures & TravelsMarket, tattoo flash event by Black Medicine Tattoo, “Art of Brewing” craft beer garden by Vancouver Craft Beer Week, Holden Courage Memorial Graffiti Jam, 4-Elements parking lot party by Vancouver Street Dance Festival – VSDF, and much much more!

If you are interested in participating in VMF as a vendor, performer, artist or activator please contact us at: charmaine@mpbia.ca


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