Vancouver’s biggest free public art celebration is back for its fourth year with an exciting lineup of artists and programming that you just can’t miss.
The Vancouver Mural Festival (VMF) has the vision to change the way the city sees art, by inviting diverse artists to transform large public areas with their passion, creativity, and imaginations.
Le papier de riz et un mur de béton ont-ils quelque chose en commun ? Monsieur ou Madame tout le monde ne serait peut-être pas capable de faire un rapport entre les deux. Mais, pour l’artiste Carmen Chan, c’est la façon dans laquelle elle envisage de présenter son art.
There’s more to assembling a giant public-art festival than simply picking one’s favourite artists, as Drew Young knows well. The founding artistic director of the annual Vancouver Mural Festival, who returns this year as lead curator, explains that his job is not only to choose the works that will be emblazoned on walls throughout the city, but to assemble the other curators who will also pick those works, give technical advice to artists who most likely have never worked on such a grand scale, and serve as both coach and cheerleader for the team as a whole.
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!