Vancouver Mural Festival is the city's largest free public art celebration.
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 will be 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 join 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.
We are an inclusive event intended for all cultures, genders, ages, abilities, and beyond. We believe that the key to Vancouver’s strength as a world-class cultural hub lies in the diversity of its people. Our artist roster is a reflection of the varied histories present in our city, country, and our world.