Vancouver Mural Festival Sneak Peak
August 6-11, 2018: MOUNT PLEASANT: FESTIVAL WEEK
June 13, 2018 (Vancouver, BC) – Create Vancouver Society with support from the City Of Vancouver, Mount Pleasant BIA, Canadian Heritage and the Province of British Columbia, proudly announce the return of the 3rd Annual Vancouver Mural Festival beginning on Monday August 6th and ending with a big street party Saturday August 11th, 2018. Today we release the names of 28 artists officially chosen by our curators to paint this summer, including selections from nearly 700 applications submitted earlier this year.
The focus is once again mostly on an eclectic range of local and regional artists from backgrounds in gallery-centric fine art, tattoo, street art, graffiti, traditional and contemporary Indigenous design, and more. Vancouver standouts like Danielle Krysa (The Jealous Curator) and Musqueam designer and weaver Debra Sparrow top the list in addition to an all-star all-female roster of international guest muralists: FaithXLVII (South Africa), Bunnie Reiss (L.A.), and BK Foxx (New York). Organizers are also excited to highlight a number of murals in partnership with local organizations such as Downtown Eastside Centre For The Arts, THRIVE Art Studio, Burrard Arts Foundation, and The Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House.
VANCOUVER MURAL FESTIVAL 2018 ARTIST LIST:
Faith XLVII // Bunnie Reiss // BK Foxx // Alexia Tryfon // Altheana Picha // Andres Salaz // Ciara Havishya // Debra Sparrow // Def3 // Guts // Hannah Lee // James Acrow //Jean-Paul Langlois // Jordan Gallie // Linsey Levendall // Luke Ramsey // Mable // Michelle Nyugen // Nabes // Other Phantoms In The Front Yard // Renos // Ronnie Dean Harris // Sage // Sara Khan // T-Bone // Danielle Krysa (The Jealous Curator) // Tyler Toews // Vers // Zac George // Zox
COMMUNITY MURAL PARTNERS:
Burrard Arts Foundation | Downtown Eastside Centre for the Arts | Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House | THRIVE Art Studio | More to be announced soon
A week of painting, dialogues, parties and art openings culminates in the not-to-be-missed Mount Pleasant Street Party on Saturday, August 11th with an expected attendance of more than 125,000 people. Festival goers of all ages are invited to enjoy transformed alleyways, interactive art activities, music, markets, street dance contests, graffiti jams, a craft beer garden, and 30+ brand new works of public art.
For more information on VMF and this year’s artist selection process you can attend an Information Session/Q&A with event organizers and curators on Monday, June 18th at 6pm at Heritage Hall (3102 Main St).
For more information regarding VMF in the coming weeks you can visit www.VanMuralFest.ca or follow on Instagram | Facebook | Twitter