Make Art While Apart: 60 of Vancouver’s Temporary Murals

Image: Vancouver Mural Festival

The #MAKEARTWHILEAPART community project was completed last week, after starting in mid-April. Vancouver Mural Festival, who led the project, intended for the art to spark joy, inspire hope, and celebrate resilience, and have showered Vancouver in a beautiful display of 60 new murals. You don’t even need to leave the house to see them, check them out right here!
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Make Art While Apart: 60 of Vancouver’s Temporary Murals

Murals for Hope: Vancouver’s Temporary Art

Photo: Vancouver Mural Festival

As BC announces gradual re-opening across the province, here’s a look at all the beautiful street art that’s appeared outside Vancouver businesses. Continue reading:
Murals for Hope: Vancouver’s Temporary Art

#VirtuallyVancouver – Enjoy Vancouver’s Cherry Blossoms from Home

It’s spring in Vancouver, and we all know this means the return of the much-awaited cherry blossom season. With social distancing, self-isolation, and flight restrictions in place, many Vancouverites and visitors from across the world are missing out on this beautiful show of nature. With more than 40,000 trees bursting with pink and white blooms all over the city right now, we’re bringing the blossoms to you. Enjoy! Continue reading:
#VirtuallyVancouver – Enjoy Vancouver’s Cherry Blossoms from Home

Vancouver’s Alleys are More Awesome Now!

Photo: Lenée Son/Inside Vancouver

As part of its More Awesome Now project, the Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association, HCMA Architecture + Design and the City of Vancouver have come together to transform several drab laneways into vibrant, engaging, accessible urban parks. Featuring basketball hoops, a foosball court, and hopscotch, More Awesome Now encourages people to BYOB (bring your own ball), have fun, and make new social connections.

The first Awesome public lane is located south of West Hastings between Seymour and Granville. Check out the photo essay below to see what I’m talking about.

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Vancouver’s Alleys are More Awesome Now!

Photos: Vancouver Mural Festival brings 41 new murals to the city

Murals at the False Creek Flats.

Vancouver is embracing its’ flourishing street art scene with 41 new murals brought to the city by the first ever Vancouver Mural Festival.

The murals, painted by both local and international artists, are located throughout Mount Pleasant and the Downtown Eastside.

For a glimpse of some of the new murals and details of mural locations, check out the photo essay below.

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Photos: Vancouver Mural Festival brings 41 new murals to the city

The Vancouver Aquarium in Stanley Park – Behind the Scenes

Julia Gorman (Senior Marine Mammal Trainer) releases a Herring in the wide-open mouth of Kila.

The following photo essay was contributed by Vancouver photographer Dave Roels (www.daveroels.com) as part of our Behind the Scenes in Tourism series.

The Vancouver Aquarium in beautiful Stanley Park is one of the best places to visit whether you are a tourist or local resident.

I contacted Dr. John Nightingale, the Vancouver Aquarium’s president, to see if he would allow me to go behind-the-scenes and take a few photographs for the Behind The Scenes In Tourism series on the Inside Vancouver blog. Dr. Nightingale passed me along to Roxanne St-Pierre in communications who suggested three areas to photograph.

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The Vancouver Aquarium in Stanley Park – Behind the Scenes

The Vancouver Opera – Behind the Scenes

Parvin Mirhady holds up a hanger with a number of pieces of costume jewelry used as clothing props in the Opera productions.

The following photo essay was contributed by Vancouver photographer Dave Roels (www.daveroels.com).

The Michael & Inna O’Brian Centre for Vancouver Opera’s General Director, James W. Wright gave an excellent slide show presentation to Vancouver AM Tourist Services Association members while touring the facilities at VO’s new location. In the past the VO had its space housed in a number of locations in the downtown core.

With the new move all its artistic and administrative operations are combined under one roof, in a building located near Commercial Drive. All staging and orchestra rehearsals, costumes and properties construction, set storage, box office and administrative activities will take place in the Vancouver Opera Centre, at 1945 McLean Avenue.

During the tour of the facilities the wardrobe department was alive and working. Parvin Mirhady, head of costumes gave an excellent talk on what it is that they do for the different productions in which the Opera is engaged.

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The Vancouver Opera – Behind the Scenes

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