Winter Arts Fest Expands to Victoria 2024

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The Vancouver Mural Festival (VMF) is hosting the Winter Arts Fest in two cities for the first time ever. VMF debuts the Winter Arts Festival in Victoria and Vancouver February, 2024.

Winter Arts Festival 2024

  • Victoria: February 16 – 19, 2024
  • Vancouver: February 22 – 27, 2024

The Fest is a celebration of light, art, and storytelling, featuring sculpture, projection mapping, augmented reality (AR), laser art, performance, and more. Free to attend (except for select 19+ events) the festival creates a rhythm of indoor and outdoor experiences that inspire a sense of rediscovery of familiar streets and city spaces, providing a series of warm spaces to gather and connect around art and creativity.

Amidst the daily urban backdrop of neon signs, street names, and plaques, the 2024 Winter Arts Festival sharpens its focus on the intersection of communication, technology, and illumination, unveiling the stories woven in Victoria and Vancouver’s historic alleyways and streets.

Victoria

Art Walk | February 16 – 19 (FREE /All Ages)
Throughout the Family Day long weekend, explore downtown Victoria’s historic downtown core by going on the Art Walk to discover new and existing art installations, alongside a series of pop-up events at select locations.

VMF After Dark Victoria | February 17 (Ticketed/19+)
Of course there’s a dance party, and you’re invited! Purchase tickets for VMF After Dark Victoria online.

Vancouver

Blanketing the City: Lighting the Way | February 23 – 27 (FREE/All Ages)
Blanketing the City: Lighting the Way, the on-going public art series will once again illuminate the Vancouver night sky. Created by acclaimed xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) weaver and designer Debra Sparrow, and co-produced in collaboration with VMF, Blanketing the City: Lighting The Way uses building facade lighting to create Coast Salish blanket weaving patterns on major Vancouver landmarks including TELUS Garden, BC Place, Canada Place, Science World and more.

More information about Installations is is available online.

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