Arts tip sheet: Vancouver Mural Festival

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      The Vancouver Mural Festival’s giant, 14-block street party happens August 10, complete with live music, beer gardens, painting battles, and more. But the event kicks off August 1 and there are happenings every day leading up to the full-day blowout. Here are some of the highlights:


      VME Gallery Show Opening

      August 1 at 14 West 7th Avenue

      More than 90 fest alumni show their stuff in this exhibit and sale of foot-square work; it runs throughout the event.

      Pride Special

      August 4 at 7 1/2 Lane

      Start the 12-hour indoor-outdoor fiesta with an all-ages patio party and wrap it up with 19+ dancing at a nearby warehouse, presented by Public Disco, Bye Felicia, and Club NA VMF.

      Super Snag X VMF

      August 6 at the American

      Live painting and mural battles take over the East Side haunt.

      VMF Open Air Movie Theatre

      August 9 at Jonathan Rogers Park

      Remind yourself how entertaining street legend Banksy’s Exit Through the Gift Shop is while you watch it under the stars.