The 4th annual Vancouver Mural Festival in Mount Pleasant (a neighbourhood nicknamed Mount Pixel due to its concentration of animation and visual effects studios) features vibrant murals by 25 artists with disciplines ranging from fine art to street art, adding to the more than 120 murals in the neighbourhood. This year's list, selected from 800 applications, includes six international artists to augment the local talent, such as the German abstract muralist SatOne and the Argentinian duo Vanesa Galdeano and Analí Chanquía of Medianeras. Highlights includes work by several indigenous artists such as the Squamish artist, Siobhan Joseph. And on 8 August, a 20-storey mural dealing with environmental issues by the American artist artist Shepard Fairey is due to be unveiled. Fairey's work is the first mural in the Burrard Arts Foundation's Surface Series, a rotating public art programme.
Vancouver Mural Festival splashes colour on the streets
The festival will realise 25 new murals, including a 20-storey work by Shepard Fairey
5 August 2019