Vancouver Mural Fest 2017 Recap
Artists from Vancouver and around the globe, including two of our acclaimed artists, Andy Dixon and Fiona Ackerman, took to the streets to transform city walls across Mount Pleasant and Strathcona for the second annual Vancouver Mural Festival.
A N D Y D I X O N
Through the creation of permanent large scale public murals, we provide a platform for our vibrant young art scene to contribute to the city’s cultural legacy for years to come. This summer we are presenting two separate community events in the Mount Pleasant and Strathcona neighbourhoods as part of our festival. Close to 1OO,OOO people are expected to have joined us to celebrate the creation of more than 5O new large scale murals in East Vancouver.
Our events and public art installations serve as catalysts for addressing a variety of cultural issues facing our city and artistic communities as well as highlighting local cultures and histories. These include but are not limited to public art policy, community building, environmental policy, reconciliation, highlighting Coast Salish history and culture, artistic censorship, diversity, cost of living, and the need for culturally sustainable development practices.
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