About VMF


Changing the way art is seen in our city. 


Vancouver Mural Festival is organized by Create Vancouver Society, a Registered Non-Profit dedicated to artistic and cultural development in the Lower Mainland. Through the creation of permanent large-scale public murals, we provide a platform for Vancouver's diverse art scene to contribute to the city’s cultural legacy for years to come. Our annual festival takes place for a week in August in the Mount Pleasant neighbourhood, and we work throughout the year with neighbourhoods around the Lower Mainland to highlight the local culture and vibrance of their area.

Our events and public art installations serve as catalysts for addressing many of the socio-cultural issues facing our city and artistic communities. These include, but are not limited to: public art policy, community building, environmental policy, reconciliation with First Nations, artistic censorship, diversity, cost of living, and the need for culturally sustainable development practices.


We recognize that our event and murals are produced on the traditional unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations. We strive to incorporate the visual culture of these nations in our festival.  We see our murals as an effective way to celebrate our diverse local cultures and their histories, with special focus on providing a platform for the local Nations' contemporary and traditional cultural expressions and histories. 
We are an inclusive event intended for all classes, cultures, genders, ages, abilities, and beyond. We believe that it is crucial to the cultural health of the City of Vancouver to create tangible and lasting visual evidence of the rich diversity of voices living and working here. Our artist roster is an effort to reflect the varied histories present in our city, country, and our world.


Our Team


This Festival is made possible by the passion & creativity of our team, volunteers, and partners.


David Vertesi

Executive Director


Michael Bock

Art Production


Kayla Drobot

Artist Coordinator


Andrea Curtis

Director of Operations



Gabriel Hall

Marketing Director


Jasmine LeBlanc

Social Media

Adrian Sinclair

Director of Engagement


Jeska Slater

Indigenous Youth
Program Director

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Nicole Ebert

Fundraising & Partnerships


Drew Young

Lead Curator


Thomas Nichini

Executive Assistant


Board of Directors


Kailyn Skuban


Sandra Nomoto

Board Member


Miranda Liu

Board Member