Vancouver Mural Festival Announces 60+ New Murals in 9 Neighbourhoods, Plus a New Mobile App!

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2020 marks Year 5 of Vancouver Mural Festival (VMF). To celebrate, VMF announced an expanded 3-week festival – August 18 through September 7 – featuring over 60 new murals in 9 neighbourhoods across the city. Plus, a new mobile App to help you discover them all.

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. In addition to its original home in Mount Pleasant, VMF will bring over 60 new murals to 9 neighbourhoods:

  • Mount Pleasant 
  • South Granville
  • Robson
  • West End
  • Downtown
  • Strathcona
  • Gastown 
  • River District 
  • Marpole

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Public spaces are increasingly important to our individual, community and economic recovery. 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.

Discovering the murals is now easier than ever. To mark its 5th year, VMF has released a brand new Mobile App to help people find, explore and learn more about the 60 new murals (plus nearly 200 murals since 2016). The VMF App features mural and artist details, an interactive map with filters, curated Collections and more. Whether you’re looking for a family-friendly day out, want to learn more about Indigenous art, or want to find the city’s biggest murals to show off on Instagram, the App’s curated Collections are designed to guide you through your experience. The Vancouver Mural Festival App is now available to download free from the App Store and Google Play.

BONUS: Show the VMF Mobile App on your phone at the Herschel Supply Gastown store located at 347 Water Street, to receive 10% off your purchases. (Offer valid for in-store purchases only August 18 – September 30 2020, exclusively at Herschel Supply Gastown, 347 Water St. Vancouver BC. Limit one offer per person)

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Highlights for the 2020 Vancouver Mural Festival include: 

    • Aug 18-Sept.7: 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. View details.
    • Aug 18-Sept.18: Downtown Shopfront Mural Exhibit at the Pendulum Gallery. View details.
    • On-going: Artists painting 60+ murals throughout the city 

 

Visit vanmuralfest.ca and follow @vanmuralfest on Facebook and Instagram to learn more.

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