Vancouver Art Gallery and Burrard Arts Foundation co-present FAÇADE 2015, Sept. 4-7

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credit: Sonny Assu, artist rendering for Façade, 2015

FAÇADE 2015, a monumental projection mapping project and outdoor architectural intervention, is set to transform the Robson Street façade of the Vancouver Art Gallery with the work of Vancouver-based artists from September 4 to September 7, 2015.

Organized by the Burrard Arts Foundation (BAF) in collaboration with the Vancouver Art Gallery, this public art project will feature newly commissioned works by artists Sonny Assu, Ed Spence as well as the WALLPAPERS artist collective.

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Vancouver Art Gallery and Burrard Arts Foundation co-present FAÇADE 2015, Sept. 4-7

5 Reasons to Visit Vancouver This Year (And Why You May Never Want to Leave)

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The following is a guest post by Expedia Canada.

Vancouver is one of the best cities in North America, and proudly so. Here at Expedia Canada, we have a soft spot for the glittering city by the shore, which is why we’ve partnered with Inside Vancouver to present you the top five reasons to visit Vancouver this year (and why you’ll never want to leave).

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Robson Street to be Transformed into Vancouver’s “Back Porch”

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There’s nothing like hanging out on your back porch, especially when it’s in the heart of downtown Vancouver.

The 800-block of Robson Street, just behind the Vancouver Art Gallery, will be lined with a series of colourful porches this summer for Viva Vancouver’s annual Robson Redux project. The project, now in its fifth year, closes the one-block stretch of Robson Street to traffic and fills it with lively public art. Architects from around the world are invited to submit designs, and the winner receives $40,000 to implement their vision.

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Robson Street to be Transformed into Vancouver’s “Back Porch”

See local and international design ideas to transform Vancouver’s famous Robson Street

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Last year’s winner, “Urban Reef.”

Urban theorists often say that the health of a city can be measured by its public spaces, or lack of them.

In Vancouver, one of the central gathering spots has long been the 800-block of Robson Street. Steps from some of the city’s best shopping, and extending from Robson Square to the steps of the Vancouver Art Gallery, the block is a prime example of the kind of urban space that attracts people from all walks of life. But it could be more fun.

That, at least, is the idea behind the Robson Redux Design-Build Competition. Over the past few summers, the City of Vancouver initiative has resulted in installations of giant bean bags, waves of yellow shag and, last year, a curvy urban reef.

What will it be this summer?

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See local and international design ideas to transform Vancouver’s famous Robson Street

A Day in the Life of an Urban Reef

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Robson Redux is a rare opportunity to lounge, rest, or socialize in the middle of a normally busy downtown street.

Bike, walk or transit and then take a rest in the heart of the city at the Robson Redux summertime plaza, downtown Vancouver at 800-block Robson Street, between Howe and Hornby Streets. Each summer, this block transforms into a pedestrian plaza featuring a unique seating installation that’s open 24 hours a day.