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From the Miss604 Flickr Pool: Public Art in Vancouver


Friday, August 20th, 2010 — 3:15pm PDT
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Over the last few years there’s been a boom in Vancouver’s public art — aside from the bears, eagles, or orcas in the city campaigns. While the city has long-standing sculptures, fountains and statues, events such as the Vancouver Biennale and even the 2010 Winter Games have introduced a contemporary and colourful splash of public works throughout our communities.

The following images have been contributed to the Miss604 Flickr group and I’ve chosen to display some that are classic, modern, unconventional and that truly represent Vancouver. Please be sure to click on the images to see more work from each of the photographers.

Beatty Street Mural
Photo credit: Clayton Perry Photoworks on Flickr
080804-PAHDR21-23a
Photo credit: Numinous.ca on Flickr
The Beatty Street Mural A strange portal in the forest The Beatty Street Mural
Photos by: S.Vegas, lassochist, S.Vegas
Rock Formations
Photo credit: PiscesDreamer on Flickr
16-365 Art Gallery
Photo credit: kwazy on Flickr

Photo credit: popejon2 on Flickr
Inside the sculpture, having a talk
Photo credit: HereinVancouver on Flickr
Woman in a wet suit
Photo credit: Tyler Ingram on Flickr
Today in Vancouver: Keeping you High and Dry! House on Stilts in Coal Harbour
Photo credit: [travelfox] on Flickr
Caminos opuestos
Photo credit: Juan Carlos Partidas on Flickr
Downtown reflections
Photo credit: HereinVancouver on Flickr
This would be nothing without you.
Photo credit: S.Vegas on Flickr

Although a few of these are independent projects, you may visit the City of Vancouver’s Public Art website to learn more about various campaigns and download maps. There is also information about a current call for artists and proposals.

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  1. Boomergirl says:

    Fabulous pics of great public art in Vancouver, Miss 604. Can’t decide which is my fave. They are all so good. I was blown away by YVR’s public art too. The airport gave Travel Media Asso of Canada members a tour a couple of its art collection pre Olympics. I blogged about what we saw @ http://roadstories.ca/yvr-gateway-to-vancouver-2010/

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