“Public art does more than beautify neighborhoods. It connects community, inspires creativity, transforms public spaces and enriches individual lives.” Vancouver Mural Festival
Every year I look forward to the Vancouver Mural Festival (VMF). There is a creative energy that pervades the entire city. It is a celebration that is marked by street parties and events that showcase creative endeavour. VMF is true to its mission to create meaningful experiences that connect art and people.
The artists arrive from all over the globe to bring the sides of building alive with vibrant colour, stories, and mythologies. They work tirelessly in the heat of a summer’s day. I enjoyed watching them at their task. Dedicated, focused and strategic – they are consummate artists . I marveled at their ability to envision the transformation of an entire side of the building.
Join me for a short stroll along a street being transferred by murals.
“Changing the way art is seen in our city.”