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.
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.