Every year, I wait for August to arrive. This is the month when Vancouver comes alive with colour, music and mural artists. From August 4-22, 2021, the Vancouver Mural Festival will transform 11 neighbourhoods with 60+ new murals and 40+ live shows. There will be mural tours, public talks, and community events.
I will be heading out to the streets in the next few days to meet up with these amazing artists who will be creating their masterpieces within this two week time period.
Tonight, I want to go back in time to the 2020 Vancouver Mural Festival when I watched Graciela Gonçalves Da Silva bring to life her mural, Presence.
A visit to Graciela’s website “Animalitoland” is a life-affirming experience.
“Animalitoland” is an emotional refuge identified by a strong presence of light & color, and Graciela’s signature characters. They invite you to lower your guard and investigate yourself, without judgement or rush. She hopes that sharing your findings will help building better bonds with yourself, and each other.” 🙂Graciela Gonçalves Da Silva