Terracotta Warriors Vancouver

Friday, May 18th, 2012 — 11:24am PST
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Terracotta Warriors can now be found around Vancouver thanks to the BC Lions Society. This is similar to the society’s previous projects such as Bears in the City, Orcas in the City, and Eagles in the City.

Fairview warrior Standing guard in the rain A Terracotta Warrior takes in a downtown view
Photo credit: Ruth and Dave & Ruth and Dave & it caught my eye – Submitted to the Miss604 Flickr Pool.

Electric Warrior
Photo credit: Mack Faviell on Flickr – Submitted to the Miss604 Flickr Pool.

The idea is to have a local artist jazz up each one of the uniform 7-foot tall statues, adding their own flare and telling a story through the paint. The statues are then placed in prominent public places, in front of businesses and landmarks.

The Terracotta Warriors were supposed to hit the streets of Vancouver about two years ago but the project was bumped to 2012.

The statues will all be auctioned off at the Great Banquet on September 27th, with proceeds benefitting Easter Seals Services. You can find a list of all the locations online.

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  1. Michael Kwan says:

    They seem like they’d be so out of place, but that’s almost why they’re such a great idea.

  2. ariane c says:

    Love this! Stumbled onto the warrior on Granville and Broadway the other day.

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