Vancouver Mural Festival Expands Its Borders for 5th Anniversary

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The Vancouver Mural Festival (“VMF”) is celebrating its 5th anniversary by reaching beyond its home in Mount Pleasant and into nine neighbourhoods all across the city. The expanded 3-week festival will feature over 60 new murals and a new mobile app to help you discover them all.

Vancouver Mural Festival 2020

Vancouver Mural Festival

When: August 18 to September 7, 2020

Over the past few months, we’ve witnessed the power of street art to lift spirits, inspire hope, heal and connect individuals and communities – locally and around the world. 

This year, instead of a massive Street Party, Vancouver Mural Festival has been reimagined to share the positivity and spirit of VMF with even more people and communities across our city. You’ll find new murals in Mount Pleasant, South Granville, Robson, West End, Downtown, Strathcona, Gastown, Marpole and River District.

Highlights for the 2020 Vancouver Mural Festival include: 

  • August 18, 2020
  • August 18 to September 7, 2020
    • VMF Pop-Up Patio featuring Live Music, Comedy, Drag, and more.
    • VMF: Year 5 Art Exhibit (online) featuring 100+ original works of art by VMF alumni and local artists. All originals and limited prints will be available for sale.
  • August 18, 2020
    • VMF Curator Talks (online) Learn about VMF’s curation process with Lead Curator Drew Young, Graffiti Curator Scott Sueme and 2020 Guest Curators, Krystal Paraboo and Sierra Tasi Baker. 
  • August 18 to September 7, 2020
    • Free Daily Mural Tours presented by Herschel Supply. 
  • August 18 to September 18, 2020
    • Downtown Shopfront Mural Exhibit at the Pendulum Gallery. 
  • On-going
    • Artists painting 60+ murals throughout the city 

The goal of this year’s festival is to support artists, communities and local businesses. Expanding to more neighbourhoods enables more people to enjoy murals within their own communities while encouraging “staycation” mural exploration throughout the city.

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