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About VMF

 
 
 
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VMF provides a platform for our vibrant young art scene to contribute to the city’s cultural legacy for years to come.

 

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 1OO,OOO people are expected to join us to celebrate the creation of more than 5O 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.

 

Vancouver Mural Festival is organized by the Create Vancouver Society, a Non-Profit dedicated to artistic and cultural development in the Lower Mainland. We recognize that our event is held on the traditional unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations.

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.

 
 
 
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Our Team

 
 

None of this would be possible without the incredibly hard work of our volunteer team.

 


David Vertesi

Founder
Executive Director
 

 
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Michael Bock

Site Manager
Founding Team Member

 


Thomas Nichini

Executive Assistant


Adrian Sinclair

Director of Engagement
Founding Team Member
 

 
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Gabriel Hall

Founder
Marketing Director

 


Kayla Drobot

Artist Coordinator


Andrea Curtis

Director of Operations
Founding Team Member
 

 


Jeska Slater

Indigenous Youth
Engagement Coordinator

 
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Drew Young

Curator
Founding Team Member
 

 


Amanda Rachmat

Volunteer
Coordinator

 


Jasmine LeBlanc

Social Coordinator


Natalia Jarieth Merced

Research Intern

 
 
 
 
 
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