Soul Gardens:  Astoria Hotel and garden — 769 E Hastings

Soul Gardens is a community public art project led by W2 Community Media Arts that investigates the cultural history of the Downtown Eastside (DTES) as told through stories of food, gardening, and community. A collaboration between five muralists and five artist researchers the project draws heavily on individual and shared narratives within founding DTES cultural groups including the Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh, and Musqueam Nations, and African, Chinese, Japanese and European settlers.

Jordan Bent, Indigo, Scott Sueme, Melanie Shambach, Take5.

Wayde Compton, Lani Russwurm, Anne Marie Slater, Sid Tan and Cease Wyss.

View more photos and videos documenting the mural on AHA Media’s website.