This Festival is coming, with a mission to “Transform the way art is seen in our city”.
This summer we will create more than 30 murals on 20 buildings in the Mount Pleasant and Main Street Area.
Thanks to strong partnerships with the City of Vancouver, Mount Pleasant Business Improvement Area, and Burrard Arts Foundation on August 20th the event of the summer will bring Vancouver’s thriving young art scene out into the open for everyone to see, transforming how art is seen in our city.
But more than murals is underway via City of Vancouver.
Mayor Gregor Robertson will support City staff recommendations that will give a significant boost to Vancouver’s Public Art program. Staff are asking Council to approve $1.5 million to be spent through 2018, $755,000 of which will be spent on projects enabled or installed by this summer. One of the signature projects the City will support is the first-ever Vancouver Mural Festival, the city’s largest not for profit celebration of street art, with a $200,000 grant that will see over 30 murals created in Mount Pleasant this summer.
Previous work involving the Burrard Arts Foundation.