The Park Show feat. LP with badbadnotgood, Iskwe, & DJ MYGAYHUSBAND
Aug
10
4:00 PM16:00

The Park Show feat. LP with badbadnotgood, Iskwe, & DJ MYGAYHUSBAND

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Cost: Tickets $40; Free for kids 12 & under

Celebrate the Vancouver Mural Festival finale with an all-ages outdoor concert in the park featuring acclaimed New York singer-songwriter LP, with guests electronic instrumentalists badbadnotgood, award-winning Canadian Indigenous pop-electronic artist iskwē, plus local Vancouver legend MY!GAY!HUSBAND DJ’ing throughout the show.

Tickets: Ticketweb, Red Cat Records and Little Sisters Bookstore

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Vancouver Mural Festival Mount Pleasant Street Party
Aug
10
12:00 PM12:00

Vancouver Mural Festival Mount Pleasant Street Party

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Cost: Free

Explore Mount Pleasant’s streets and alleyways for a full day of free, family-friendly activities celebrating public art, culture and community. Highlights include: 3 Live Music stages (presented by AIR MILES® Stage Pass), 4 (family-friendly) Beer Gardens with over 25 breweries, Treasures & Travels Market, Family Art Zone, Live and Interactive Art, Skate Jam, 4 Elements of Hip-Hop Jam, Holden Courage Memorial Graffiti Jam, Community Painting, lots of Food Trucks, Public Disco Dance Party, Pop Up Roller-Rink and more.

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MEC x VMF Run the Murals w/ MEC Run Crew, Family Friendly
Aug
10
11:00 AM11:00

MEC x VMF Run the Murals w/ MEC Run Crew, Family Friendly

Cost: FREE   MEC and Vancouver Mural Fest have partnered up to create a unique running experience called #RunTheMurals. Together we have curated a running route that highlights some of the city's best public art.  Join the  MEC Run Crew  for a family friendly run on Saturday, August 10th for a 2K or 5K run that explores the beautiful streets and alleyways of Mount Pleasant and discover the art and culture that is right here in our backyard. Post-run head straight to the Vancouver Mural Street Festival and check out all the amazing things they have in store for you!  Register  here !

Cost: FREE

MEC and Vancouver Mural Fest have partnered up to create a unique running experience called #RunTheMurals. Together we have curated a running route that highlights some of the city's best public art.

Join the MEC Run Crew for a family friendly run on Saturday, August 10th for a 2K or 5K run that explores the beautiful streets and alleyways of Mount Pleasant and discover the art and culture that is right here in our backyard. Post-run head straight to the Vancouver Mural Street Festival and check out all the amazing things they have in store for you!

Register here!

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Gestalt: An Exhibition by Charlie Edmiston - Opening Reception
Aug
9
6:00 PM18:00

Gestalt: An Exhibition by Charlie Edmiston - Opening Reception

Opening reception for VMF2019 muralist, Charlie Edmiston. Charlie is represented by South Main Gallery and has come to Vancouver for this show. We are so happy to be helping to produce his mural as well.

Gestalt, translating to “shape" in German, is a new body of work that explores the relationship between color and form. Emphasizing a more sculptural approach, the works in this series play with depth and dimension, turning each color field into a physical object. With raw wood and contrasting vibrant hues, a harmony is created between natural and man-made material.

About South Main Gallery (SOMA)

South Main Gallery offers a wide range of contemporary art, featuring works by emerging, mid-career and established artists. The gallery, designed by architect D'Arcy Jones, has become a touchstone in the dynamic arts community taking root in the South Main district of Vancouver. Affectionately referred to as SoMa, the neighborhood has been bolstered by the migration of some of the city’s top galleries into adjacent streets, and it is developing quickly, with the proliferation of microbreweries, boutiques, restaurants, bookshops, and art galleries. It has become a cultural, culinary and entertainment hub for locals and visitors alike. South Main Gallery has established itself as an integral part of this vibrant community and looks forward to exposing neophytes and seasoned collectors to a diverse mix of alluring and engaging artworks for many years to come.

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VMF Flash Tattoo
Aug
9
to Aug 10

VMF Flash Tattoo

  • 65 East 6th Avenue Vancouver, BC, V5T 1J3 Canada (map)
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Cost: Price varies by artist

Friday August 9th 12pm-8pm

Saturday August 10th 12pm-8pm

24 artists over 2 days = lightning speed permanent ink masterpieces on hundreds of people! 

This year’s 2 days tattoo artist line-up features: Savannah Scott, Chelsea Chernobyl, Cate Webb, April, Pifa, Serein, Cole Bazin, Alison Woodward, Mandy Tsung, Vanessa, Isaac, Ariane, Sally, Russell Alton, James Lauder, Sylvie Le Sylvie, Liam, Michelle Cratt, Nikki Martin, Sydney, Glenn Thorn, Moody Rose, Layla, and Teagan Campbell. Curated by Zox Svetorovich.

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Facing the Giant: 3 Decades of Dissent - BAF Exhibition Opening
Aug
8
7:00 PM19:00

Facing the Giant: 3 Decades of Dissent - BAF Exhibition Opening

Burrard Arts Foundation presents the opening reception for Shepard Fairey's OBEY 30th anniversary Vancouver exhibition.

Cost: FREE

Facing the Giant: 3 Decades of Dissent represents a dialogue between the 19-year-old punk beginnings of Shepard Fairey and his current life as a 49-year-old artist, activist, punk, father, and husband who’s journeyed through trials both metaphorically and literally. Shepard Fairey has always been an artist who speaks his mind through his art, and his latest exhibition is a reflection that highlights both the continuity and the evolution of his art and his concepts over the last 30 years. The title Facing the Giant references the giant of Fairey’s prolifically disseminated early stickers of Andre the Giant, but more enduringly, the giant issues and forces he confronts through his art.

Fairey is constantly moving forward, and through his progression has gained wisdom without losing the defiant idealism that fueled his beginnings and continues to define his career. The artworks represented in Facing the Giant: 3 Decades of Dissent were selected because of their importance aesthetically and conceptually. These works address recurring topics in the artist’s career such as phenomenology, self-empowerment, rebellion, abuse of power, environmental destruction, racism, gender inequality, xenophobia, campaign finance reform, the military industrial complex, propaganda, war and peace, and economic imperialism. Fairey is perpetually inspired to make art, creating compelling imagery to ignite conversations and provide unique avenues to address challenging topics.

Facing the Giant: 3 Decades of Dissent demonstrates that it is possible to marry art and social commentary in ways that are playful, agitational, humorous, seductive, graphically potent, and sometimes even beautiful.

Shepard Fairey is known for his extensive and consistent production of fine art screenprints that began his career and he has continued to create provocative and accessible works with his 18 x 24-inch screen prints. For this survey of the last three decades, the exhibition will feature the Facing the Giant series of 30 selected 30 x 41-inch hand painted multiples (HPMs), which are prints on unique collaged backgrounds with additional stenciling and embellishments, as well as a collection of other new works. Facing the Giant: 3 Decades of Dissent will be the first time that many of these images are available in mediums other than the original 18 x 24-inch screen print editions that have long been unavailable on the primary market.


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MEC x VMF Run the Murals with Mile2Marathon
Aug
8
6:00 PM18:00

MEC x VMF Run the Murals with Mile2Marathon

Cost: FREE   MEC and Vancouver Mural Fest have partnered up to create a unique running experience called #RunTheMurals. Together we have curated a running route that highlights some of the city's best public art.  Join MEC and  Mile2Marathon  on Thursday, August 8th for an ~7K socail run that explores the beautiful streets and alleyways of Mount Pleasant and discover the art and culture that is right here in our backyard. Post-run we will be hanging out at the legendary Brewhall for some light snacks and give-aways!  This run is not a usual Mile2Marathon workout run, instead it is inteaded as a fun/social run.  Register here:  https://events.mec.ca/node/268276

Cost: FREE

MEC and Vancouver Mural Fest have partnered up to create a unique running experience called #RunTheMurals. Together we have curated a running route that highlights some of the city's best public art.

Join MEC and Mile2Marathon on Thursday, August 8th for an ~7K socail run that explores the beautiful streets and alleyways of Mount Pleasant and discover the art and culture that is right here in our backyard. Post-run we will be hanging out at the legendary Brewhall for some light snacks and give-aways!

This run is not a usual Mile2Marathon workout run, instead it is inteaded as a fun/social run.

Register here: https://events.mec.ca/node/268276

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Paint in the Park with Opus
Aug
8
6:00 PM18:00

Paint in the Park with Opus

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Cost: FREE

Spend an evening making art and plein air painting in the park with artists and creatives in Vancouver at this fun-for-all-ages outdoor painting challenge! Work in acrylics or oils, watercolour or pencil, collage or assemblage, or all of the above! Bring your own art supplies and we’ll supply a canvas panel for you to work on from Opus. All participants who exhibit their finished piece at this event will be entered to win 1 of 20 prizes!

Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/329287154688755/

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OBEY Pop Up Launch Party + Shepard Fairey DJ Set
Aug
7
to Aug 8

OBEY Pop Up Launch Party + Shepard Fairey DJ Set

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Cost: FREE

Shepard Fairey - American contemporary street artist, graphic designer, activist, illustrator and founder of OBEY Clothing - celebrates the 30th anniversary of OBEY with the launch of exclusive merchandise, available locally only at El Kartel. Following the pop-up, Shepard Fairey will be playing an extremely special DJ set at Fortune Sound Club with a performance by SO LOKI and additional DJ sets by DJ Marvel and Raiden Louie.

Pop Up Launch Party: 6pm-8pm at El Kartel - 104 E. Pender Street

Shepard Fairey DJ Set, 10:30pm at Fortune Sound Club - 147 E. Pender Street


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SFU Public Square | Time Travellers’ Culture Jam: Imagining Art of the Future
Aug
7
5:45 PM17:45

SFU Public Square | Time Travellers’ Culture Jam: Imagining Art of the Future

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Cost: FREE

In this special SFU Public Square x VMF event, visitors from Vancouver’s future arts and culture scene will travel back through time to share their stories. Having lived through challenging contexts of climate change and an evolution of equity and inclusion, these creative time travellers reveal the need for an inspirational and collectively imagined vision for arts and culture in the future.

That’s where you come in! In collaboration with our time travelling storytellers, participants of the Time Travellers’ Culture Jam will create speculative time capsules from the future, with activities led by the Vancouver Design Nerds. Together, we will discuss, debate and creatively imagine the future of arts and culture in Vancouver, uninhibited by what is and empowered by what could be.

Food truck on-site from 5pm on. Arrive early. Limited event seating. Register here

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Super Snag x VMF
Aug
6
to Aug 7

Super Snag x VMF

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Cost: FREE

Snag celebrates Vancouver’s emerging art scene, placing 1000+ artworks in homes since 2012. The 4th annual Snag x VMF event offers the public an opportunity to experience a live mural battle, plus 10 artists painting live with an opportunity to affordably own/win original art.

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THRIVE Talks
Aug
5
7:00 PM19:00

THRIVE Talks

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Cost: $5

THRIVE Talks is a speaker series inviting female—including those who are cis, trans, gender non-binary, gender-fluid and femme-identified—artists to share their journeys, their work, and why they do what they do. In this VMF edition of THRIVE Talks, hear from some of the contemporary female artists who are involved in the Vancouver Mural Festival about why they do what they do and the stories behind their work. Speakers to be announced. Be inspired, share a laugh and enjoy a fun evening with other creative and curious souls. All genders and people are welcome to attend the event.

Register at Eventbrite

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MEC x VMF Run The Murals with East Van Run Crew
Aug
5
6:00 PM18:00

MEC x VMF Run The Murals with East Van Run Crew

Cost: FREE   MEC and Vancouver Mural Fest have partnered up to create a unique running experience called #RunTheMurals. Together we have curated a running route that highlights some of the city's best public art.  Join MEC and  East Van Run Crew  on Monday, August 5th for an ~7K run that explores the beautiful streets and alleyways of Mount Pleasant and discover the art and culture that is right here in our backyard. Post-run we will be hanging out at the legendary Brewhall for some light snacks and give-aways!  This run will be replacing the regular East Van Run Crew meet-up.  Register here:  https://events.mec.ca/node/268271

Cost: FREE

MEC and Vancouver Mural Fest have partnered up to create a unique running experience called #RunTheMurals. Together we have curated a running route that highlights some of the city's best public art.

Join MEC and East Van Run Crew on Monday, August 5th for an ~7K run that explores the beautiful streets and alleyways of Mount Pleasant and discover the art and culture that is right here in our backyard. Post-run we will be hanging out at the legendary Brewhall for some light snacks and give-aways!

This run will be replacing the regular East Van Run Crew meet-up.

Register here: https://events.mec.ca/node/268271

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Pride Special
Aug
4
to Aug 5

Pride Special

  • 7 1/2 Lane Vancouver, BC Canada (map)
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Cost: FREE before 5pm, $10 from 5-8pm, $20 after 8pm

12-hour indoor/outdoor Pride party in Mount Pleasant by your friends at Public Disco, Bye Felicia & Club NA in partnership with Vancouver Mural Festival. The 12-hour event starts with an all-ages patio party in 7-1/2 Lane, including afternoon drag by Bye Felicia, then shifts inside for an evening of 19+ dancing in a neighbouring warehouse space by Club NA.

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Sofar Vancouver x VMF Special Pop-Up Concert
Aug
3
7:00 PM19:00

Sofar Vancouver x VMF Special Pop-Up Concert

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Sofar Vancouver - renowned for reimagining live music with secret curated performances around the city (and globe) - team up with Vancouver Mural Festival for a special pop-up concert. Don't miss this special intimate show at the VMF Gallery featuring 3 secret stripped-back performances. Space is limited. The event is free (no registration necessary) but you must arrive before the show begins at 7:30pm to claim your spot. We ask guests to bring their own blankets for floor seating, and stay to attentively enjoy all three artists!

Apply to future Sofar Vancouver shows at sofarsounds.com/vancouver

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MEC x VMF Run The Murals and Afterparty
Aug
2
7:00 PM19:00

MEC x VMF Run The Murals and Afterparty

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Cost: FREE

Art + Running + Party? MEC and VMF team up for a creatively-inspiring, sweat-inducing Friday night. Grab your running buddies, kids, and friends, and sign up for the inaugural MEC x VMF Run the Murals night! The curated runs feature 2km and 5km routes highlighting some of Mount Pleasant’s best public art… followed by an After Party with food and drinks at the VMF Gallery. This first run of the series is in collaboration with Fraser Street Run Club. Get set for what may be your most colourful (art-filled) run ever! Everyone is welcome. Space is limited. Registration is OPEN and required to attend the event: https://events.mec.ca/node/267286

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VMF 2019 Gallery Show Opening + Curator Talks
Aug
1
6:00 PM18:00

VMF 2019 Gallery Show Opening + Curator Talks

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Cost: FREE

Vancouver Mural Festival celebrates its fourth year with an art exhibition featuring 90+ original works from VMF alumni and other powerful talents from the Lower Mainland. The collection of artists represent not only the legacy of VMF since its inception but also those who share the same artistic and cultural values. The spectrum of artists is, as always, culturally and stylistically diverse. VMF proudly celebrates diversification, giving those marginalized a platform, a canvas, a place to be seen. This ideology is at the centre of our ethos, and Year 4 will be an extension of this – a podium for equal representation and celebration of art. Each original piece of art will be 12”x12” and available for purchase. 

(August 1-10: Gallery Exhibition continues throughout the festival’s 10 days; opening times vary; licensed) 


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