Vancouver Mural Festival
The Vancouver Mural Festival has brought 41 new permanent murals to the Mount Pleasant and Main Street area.

The inaugural Vancouver Mural Festival is transforming buildings in and around Main Street in Mount Pleasant this summer, bringing a splash of colour to the city.

The official mural festival day took place Saturday, August 20, but the more than 35 new murals are permanent, so you can check them out at your own speed — and they are definitely worth checking out!

View a map of all of the murals here. (Blue pins denote murals – other pins for events that have already concluded)

More than 40 artists participated in the festival, from around B.C. and Canada as well as Germany and Brazil. To view the websites of participating artists, click here.

Graffiti artists, typographers, tattoo artists and illustrators are all represented in the various murals. The festival works with artists, who first submit a draft, which is then approved by the building owners who have agreed to participate.

The festival is sponsored by the City of Vancouver, Mount Pleasant BIA, Burrard Arts Foundation and the Georgia Straight.

For more information, visit the Vancouver Mural Festival Facebook page here.

Vancouver Mural Festival
The Vancouver Mural Festival has brought 41 new permanent murals to the Mount Pleasant and Main Street area.
Vancouver Mural Festival
“We’re looking for people who like to look for people.”
Vancouver Mural Festival
The Vancouver Mural Festival has brought 41 new permanent murals to the Mount Pleasant and Main Street area.
Vancouver Mural Festival
“Knot Yourself”
Vancouver Mural Festival
“Everything matters, nothing’s important” typography mural
Vancouver Mural Festival
Mural along Industrial Avenue in the False Creek Flats.
Vancouver Mural Festival
Mural along Industrial Avenue in the False Creek Flats.
Vancouver Mural Festival
Mural along Industrial Avenue in the False Creek Flats.
Vancouver Mural Festival
The Vancouver Mural Festival has brought 41 new permanent murals to the Mount Pleasant and Main Street area.
Vancouver Mural Festival
This mural is on the tanks outside the Red Truck Brewery.
Vancouver Mural Festival
The Vancouver Mural Festival has brought 41 new permanent murals to the Mount Pleasant and Main Street area.
Vancouver Mural Festival
This mural, at the City Center Hotel, has a throwback palette reminiscent of Miami Vice.
Vancouver Mural Festival
The Vancouver Mural Festival has brought 41 new permanent murals to the Mount Pleasant and Main Street area.
Vancouver Mural Festival
The Vancouver Mural Festival has brought 41 new permanent murals to the Mount Pleasant and Main Street area.
Vancouver Mural Festival
The beautiful, detailed mural is behind the Our Town coffee shop at Main and Broadway.
Vancouver Mural Festival
The Vancouver Mural Festival has brought 41 new permanent murals to the Mount Pleasant and Main Street area.
Vancouver Mural Festival
The Vancouver Mural Festival has brought 41 new permanent murals to the Mount Pleasant and Main Street area. This one is at Hootsuite.
Vancouver Mural Festival
The Vancouver Mural Festival has brought 41 new permanent murals to the Mount Pleasant and Main Street area. This one is at Hootsuite.

Video from Global News:

Drew Young and Gabriel Hall discuss Vancouver’s inaugural Mural Festival, which is happening around Main Street in the Mount Pleasant and False Creek Flats areas.