6 DAYS OF EVENTS! AUG 7-12
For it's second year, VMF has added evening events all week for our hardworking artists and anyone who is interested! These include artist talks, live art, our gallery opening at Burrard Arts Foundation, and the brand new Painter's Prom at the Beaumont! Of course this all culminates in our giant Mount Pleasant Street Party presented by the Mount Pleasant BIA and our long list of community partners!
See below for details. Tickets will be released soon for these amazing events!
August 7 - THRIVE ARTIST TALKS - Mural Fest HQ - #207 - 877 East Hastings - 7:00pm
One of VMF's aspirations is to empower female artists to connect with mediums like muralism, graffiti and street art. It's fitting that our first event is a special edition of Vancouver's wildly successful THRIVE TALKS. 7 Female artists from our official roster will be speaking about their experiences as women working on these types of projects in this part of the industry. THRIVE's mission is to unite female visual artists and is built on a foundation of community, a passion for learning and a commitment to support rather than compete.
August 8 - SUPER SNAG - ALTERNATIVE ART NIGHT - FREE - The American Bar - 928 Main Street
A special edition of Vancouver's premier alternative art night. 10 artists, SNAG Arena Mural battle, life drawing and more!
August 9 - VMF Speaker Panels presented by The Georgia Straight - Heritage Hall - 3102 Main St - 7:00pm
Vancouver Mural Festival's annual speaker panels are a chance to dig deeper into issues affecting arts, culture, and artists in Vancouver. more details on topics and panelists TBA ---------------
August 10 - Vancouver Mural Festival: Year 2 - Gallery show opening - FREE - Burrard Arts Foundation - 108 East Broadway - 7:00pm
Opening reception for VMF's official gallery show featuring work for sale from most of our participating artists.
August 11 - VMF's Painter's Prom - Beaumont Gallery & Studios - 326 West 5th Ave - 7pm
Dress to impress, while making a mess! Everyone is invited to this paint covered semi-formal as all our artists come together to celebrate as they wrap up painting on their murals. Featuring live mural painting, a special edition of Vancouver Art Battle and Music by Chapel Sound!
August 12 - MOUNT PLEASANT STREET PARTY - FREE - More than 8 blocks Closed to traffic around Main St & Broadway - 12pm - 6pm
VMF's flagship event with 10 blocks in Mount pleasant closed to traffic including Main St between E 12th & E 7th Ave. Close to 100,000 people are expected to visit the area to view all the completed murals and partake of the live art, music, markets and community activities. Highlights include Red Bull Tour Bus Stage with Yukon Blonde & Louise Burns, Alleyway Oasis feat. City Disco and Treasures and Travels Market, tattoo flash event by Black Medicine Tattoo, "Art of Brewing" craft beer garden by Vancouver Craft Beer Week, Holden Courage Memorial Graffiti Jam, 4-Elements parking lot party by Vancouver Street Dance Festival, and much much more!
August 12th @ 7pm - 11pm - UNDERPLAY CONCERT SERIES presented by MRG Productions and THE PEAK 102.7 - Multiple club music venues Across Mount Pleasant
VMF's unique concert series, bringing you once in a lifetime performances by established artists in small local venues including The Biltmore, The Fox, The Cobalt, Fortune Soundclub, & The Lido. Line up includes Basia Bulat, We Are The City, and Operators with more to be announced soon! Tickets available Friday June 9.