About VMF


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.


Our Team


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


David Vertesi

Executive Director


Michael Bock

Site Manager
Founding Team Member


Thomas Nichini

Executive Assistant

Adrian Sinclair

Director of Engagement
Founding Team Member


Gabriel Hall

Marketing Director


Kayla Drobot

Artist Coordinator

Andrea Curtis

Director of Operations
Founding Team Member


Jeska Slater

Indigenous Youth
Engagement Coordinator


Drew Young

Founding Team Member


Amanda Rachmat



Jasmine LeBlanc

Social Coordinator

Natalia Jarieth Merced

Research Intern