Mural by Taka Sudo.

Vancouver Mural Fest 2016

Vancouver Mural Festival

What I love about murals is that it transforms a simple, blank space into the canvas of a creative mind.

Vancouver Mural Fest is no doubt this year’s biggest celebration of public art with more than 40 artists and 20 brands working alongside 150+ local businesses to create 35 new permanent murals around the city.

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Vancouver Mural Festival

The actual festival took place on Saturday, August 20th. I didn’t find out about these amazing works of art until Sunday morning but needless to say, they are permanent murals – or until next year at least if and when collaborations are in place with new artists to paint new walls.

It did, however, take quite a drive to track down which mural was at which location. The website wasn’t updated just yet during my visit so I had to try my luck at pretty much all the locations. It has now been renewed so give it a look if you want to view a specific mural – link here.

Vancouver Mural FestivalBy Kyle Scott.

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Vancouver Mural Festivalvan-mual-fest-11 By Katie Maasik.

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This piece was definitely one of my favorites. It is titled “In Bloom” by Ilya Viryachev. Check out his behind the scenes journey here!

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I couldn’t find the artists for the above two murals but they sure make your brain juices flowing.

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Another piece I quite enjoyed was actually a collection of two murals. I unfortunately couldn’t capture the other mural but together they spelt “The present is a gift.”

And finally, my favorite of them all – the bull by Sudo-san (Taka Sudo).

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These definitely weren’t the only murals. Some I didn’t get a chance to get to and a couple others that I saw but did not take photos of. Sometimes you just gotta enjoy the art itself you know? Enjoy it with your bare naked eyes and not from behind the viewfinder of a camera.

If you are in the Vancouver area and are looking for something fun, something outdoorsy to do, check out these amazing murals! It’s a very different form of art but I guarantee you will be in awe.

See you in my next post!

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    1. Hey Sharon, thanks so much for stopping by. Vancouver is a gorgeous city, definitely come visit when you get a chance to! Have a great day <3

    1. Hey Aiko, thanks for stopping by! Glad you enjoyed these murals – even though it is just through your computer or laptop screen hahaa.

    1. Hey Christine, thanks so much you’re far too sweet! And awww I’m sure there’s plenty of other great things to check out in your area! Have a beautiful day <3

  1. This is such a fun idea! I’ll have to check if they do something like this in LA as I’m a big street art fan. Sounds and looks like you found some good ones despite that pesky website ;p I’ve only been to Vancouver once but looking at all your shots really makes me want to go again 🙂 I hear the hiking there is great too! xxx

    1. Hey Jess! I hear LA is fulllllll of fun murals. You should defs check them out when you get the time to! And yes, Vancouver is absolutely gorgeous for summer hikes. Come back and visit anytime, the city welcomes you!

    1. Hi Kate, thanks for stopping by! Murals don’t get too much attention or recognition since a lot of them are usually tucked away in alleys and they’re not like a canvas pieces where people would pay to visit museums to admire them. For sure check out the street art in your area, hope you find some pleasant surprises! 🙂

  2. These murals are amazing! The “EARTH” without “ART” is just “EH” 😉
    Loved your blog: it is full of life, colors and beautiful stories !

    1. Hey Anna, that is such a clever saying! Gotta love me some puns. Thanks so much stopping by, hope you stay around for more!

    1. Hi Mercy, thanks so much for stopping by! I was actually planning to visit Melbourne this year – I hear it’s beautiful there – but never got the time to. I’ll get to it eventually. Have a nice day!

    1. Hi Julia, super glad you enjoyed “In Bloom”! I really liked that piece myself as well. Have a great weekend!

    1. Hey Flo, I believe these are updated every year so they are somewhat permanent. And you said it so well, these for sure do add character! Have a great weekend!

  3. WHAT! I had no idea we had this many murals in the city LOL oh my goodness I need to get out more. Thanks so much for sharing this Jas! Now we know where to go for that next colourful IG update haha. And your pictures are so gorgeous! Were some of these taken by your iPhone or mostly your camera??

    1. Hey Ivy! Yasssss defs go check them out for that next #ootd shoot hahaa. These are all taken on my new camera actually (Fujifilm X-Pro2), glad you enjoyed them. Have a great Halloween weekend!

    1. So beautiful I could spend the whole day just admiring them! Oh and taking photos too of course hahaa. Have a great day!

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