Vancouver Mural Festival 2017 is fast approaching, Saturday, August 12, 2017! As Vancouver Mural Festival gears up for its second annual festival, there’s lots of anticipation surrounding the upcoming installations of public art in East Vancouver.
If you’d like to familiarize yourself with the 37+ murals already in place, here is an interactive map of all of the murals that were a part of the first ever Vancouver Mural Festival in 2016. Also, don’t forget about Art/Seen’s weekly Vancouver Mural Festival Tours happening every Saturday!
Vancouver Mural Festival Map
Vancouver Mural Festival Mission Statement
Through the creation of permanent large scale public murals, we provide a platform for our vibrant young art scene to contribute to the city’s cultural legacy for years to come. This summer we will be presenting two separate community events in the Mount Pleasant and Strathcona neighbourhoods as part of our festival. Close to 100,000 people are expected to join us to celebrate the creation of more than 50 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.
We are an inclusive event intended for all cultures, genders, ages, abilities, and beyond. We believe that the key to Vancouver’s strength as a world-class cultural hub lies in the diversity of its people. Our artist roster is a reflection of the varied histories present in our city, country, and our world.
Stay tuned for more Vancouver Mural Festival details including the VMF street festival, markets, music, and much more!