Roxanne Charles, Curator VMF
Photo Credit: Debra Sparrow @qwasen
Image by Tara Mcguire.
Mural by Andy Dixon
Photo Credit: Britney Berrner
Twin Lions – Oxana Gaidasheva - Photo by Roaming The Planet.
We are kicking off the summer Vancouver Mural Festival Season w/ the launch of 9 new permanent murals and an big ol' street party.
After going through more than 350 submissions from around the world and meeting with countless building owners we're thrilled to release our list of incredible artists for the 2017 Vancouver Mural Festival. NOTE: more artists are still TBA soon.
There's no denying the intense connection between music and visual art. With that in mind, we think you'll be pretty pumped on our line up of musical guests for VMF 2017.
For it's second year, VMF has added evening events all week for our hardworking artists and anyone who is interested! These include artist talks, live art, our gallery opening at Burrard Arts Foundation, and the brand new Painter's Prom at the Beaumont! Of course this all culminates in our giant Mount Pleasant Street Party presented by the Mount Pleasant BIA and our long list of community partners!
It's hard to express just how over the moon we are to share Vancouver and it's amazing art scene with 2017's international guest artists. Coming from Russia, Spain, Austria, New Zealand, Mexico, Italy, and U.K. these artists each bring something different to the table stylistically and have built incredibly successful worldwide careers in creating murals in all corners of the globe.
We are looking for current Emily Carr University of Art + Design students, including the graduating class of 2017, to showcase in the Emily Carr University Parking Lot Exhibition at the 2017 Vancouver Mural Festival, happening on August 12, 2017.
THE CITY’S LARGEST ANNUAL CELEBRATION OF PUBLIC ART RETURNS WITH A WEEK OF EVENTS, ART, MUSIC, FOOD AND MORE!