2017 Festival Announcement!

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Create Vancouver Society Presents

THE CITY’S LARGEST ANNUAL CELEBRATION OF PUBLIC ART RETURNS WITH A WEEK OF EVENTS, ART, MUSIC, FOOD AND MORE! 

FROM AUGUST 7 TILL AUGUST 12

In Partnership With: 

The City Of Vancouver

Mount Pleasant Business Improvement Area

Burrard Arts Foundation

The Georgia Straight

 

Presenting Sponsors:

Low Tide Properties,  Main St Brewing, Daily Hive, Do604, MRG Concerts, Dulux Paints, Goodbye Graffiti, Deserres, Hootsuite, Modo,  Red Bull Tour Bus, Nimbus School of Recording, Portable Electric, Chard Development, Rize Alliance/Ayalaland, Westbank, Western One, Wolfgang Pro Painters

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June 8, 2017 (Vancouver, BC) – Create Vancouver Society announces the return of Vancouver Mural Festival with 6 days of art, music, food, family activities, markets and more from Monday August 7 till Saturday August 12. In partnership with the City Of Vancouver, Mount Pleasant BIA, Burrard Arts Foundation and The Georgia Straight, the week long festivities will see more than 60 artists from both the lower mainland and around the world come together to create, install and celebrate the unveiling of more than 60 new murals across Mount Pleasant and Strathcona. This year’s massive roster includes work by world renowned international artists like NYCHOS (Austria), PEETA (Italy), and CINTA VIDAL (SPAIN) as well as by local favourites including ANDY DIXON,  FIONA ACKERMAN, BRACKEN HANUSE CORLETT,  and AA CREW. Now in its second year, the festival has expanded to encompass six nights of programming (August 7-11) culminating in its flagship Mount Pleasant Street Party presented by the Mount Pleasant BIA on August 12 featuring extensive daytime events.  

 

VANCOUVER MURAL FESTIVAL 2017 ARTIST LIST

AA Crew / Aaron White // Amanda Smart // Andrew Dexel // Andrew Tavukciyan // Andy Dixon // Ari De La Mora // Ben Frey // Blake Wydeman // Bracken Hanuse Corlett // Brother Jopa // Capilano University IDEA Design Students // Carson Ting // Cristian Fowlie Cinta Vidal (Spain) // Corey Bulpitt // CRUMS// David Shillinglaw (UK) // Dedos // Derek Edenshaw // Emily Carr University Students // Emily Gray Filipo Intile // Fiona Ackerman // Francis Tiffany // Frank Jones // GHIA Collective // Irving Cano (Mexico) // Jane Cheng // Jeska Slater // JNASTY// Johnnie Christmas // Johnson Witehira (New Zealand)  // Khelsilem // Lani Imre // Laura Bifano // Lauren Brevner // Linsey Levendall // Marat Morik (Russia) // Mega Mcgrath // Milan Basic // Mt Pleasant Community Centre Youth // Mt Pleasant Neighbourhood House  // Mur0ne (Spain) // NAKS // Nychos (Austria) // Oksana Guidaseva // PEETA (Italy) // Priscilla Yu // Sandeep Johal // Sarah Delaney // Sharifah Marsden // SILOH // Stace Forand // SUEME // TAKE 5 // TARS //  Tristesse Seeliger // Tyler Keeton Robbins // VIRUS // Will Phillips //  wrk(less) // Young Artist Warriors

Furthering VMF’s original aim of transforming the way art is seen in the city, the festival has curated a series of evening events to strengthen and celebrate Vancouver’s growing arts community.  The week long programming will include Thrive Artist Talks: Mural Edition (August 7), Supersnag Live Art Night (August 8), VMF Speaker Series presented by The Georgia Straight (August 9), VMF: YEAR 2 - Official Gallery Show Opening at Burrard Arts Foundation (August 10) and VMF Painter’s Prom – a VIP semi-formal at Beaumont Studios featuring live Murals, Vancouver Art Battle and music by Chapel Sound (August 11).  

Some of  the festival’s daytime programming highlights on Saturday August 12 will include walking tours of the murals, “The Art of Brewing” (Beer Garden by Vancouver Craft Beer Week), Alleyway Oasis (featuring City Disco by Groundwerk and the Treasures & Travels Market), 4 Elements - Graffiti Writers, Break Dancers, DJs, and Emcees (Vancouver Street Dance Festival, Table Tutors DJs, and The Holden Courage Memorial Graffiti Jam) and include the return of the Red Bull Tour Bus Stage hosting performances by Yukon Blonde and Louise Burns. Evening programming will consist of VMF’s one-of-a-kind club music series, Underplay presented by 102.7 The PEAK. It will feature sets from headliners like Basia Bulat, We Are The City, & Operators with more to be announced soon.

Stay tuned for more information regarding Vancouver Mural Festival in the coming weeks as some satellite murals are painted in July & August.

www.VancouverMuralFestival.com | www.Facebook.com/VanMuralFest www.instagram.com/vanmuralfest | www.twitter.com/vanmuralfest 

 

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