Capilano University seeks artists for 50th anniversary murals

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      Capilano University is celebrating 50 years with a fresh lick of paint—or 10.  

      As part of the university's golden anniversary festivities, it's teamed up with the Vancouver Mural Festival. They're planning on painting 10 full-size, colourful murals around both the North Vancouver and k̲álax̲-ay (Sunshine Coast) campuses, and are looking for talented muralists.

      The murals "will welcome students and the community to CapU's campuses and serve as lasting legacies of the University's 50th anniversary," according to a press release.

      Capilano University opened in 1968, and enrolls around 11,000 students a year across its many campuses. The Vancouver Mural Festival is in its third year, with dozens of murals painted across Mount Pleasant and East Vancouver.

      Applicants should have a portfolio of previous work and be free to paint in late August or early September. Individuals, collectives, non-profits, and community groups are all encouraged to get involved.

      Any links to Capilano University are a boon, though only artists resident in the Sunshine Coast will be considered for k̲álax̲-ay. Applications close July 15.