Artists pick sides in Vancouver's upcoming municipal election
The cultural sector isn't exactly known for getting super engaged politically when it comes to municipal elections.
In fact, here at the Straight we can't remember the last time a group of artists or creative workers came out to explicitly support one political party on the civic scene.
But there's a first for everything. Today marks the launch of webacktheJuiceman.ca, a website created by local artists and performers showing their support for Vision Vancouver and Mayor Gregor Robertson.
The site, paid for by Vision Vancouver, was created by local comedian Sean Devlin, whose Truthfool communications most notably created the popular ShitHarperDid.com site, which garnered plenty of attention during the last federal election.
The only thing on the Vision-friendly site at the moment is a video clip featuring owners of the Lido and Little Mountain Gallery professing their support for Vision and Councillor Heather Deal, and a notice about a timeraiser on October 24, where the people can bid on items created by local artists by offering to volunteer their time to Robertson's campaign.
Municipal elections 2011