Today, artists participating in this year's Vancouver Mural Festival took to the streets in Strathcona for an afternoon of art, music, and craft beer.
Four artists, Cristian Fowlie, Elyse Dodge, Andre Barnwell, and Simon Roy, are putting fresh coats of paint and snazzy designs on Georgia Straight newspaper boxes, as a nod to our 50th anniversary.
They began their designs this afternoon, and will be putting the finishing touches on the boxes during the Vancouver Mural Festival (August 7 to 12), when eight more artists will be painting boxes as well. The project is a partnership between the Straight, Vancouver Mural Festival, and Opus Art supplies, which is also celebrating its 43rd anniversary.
Opus supplied artists with materials and will be paying them in kind with supplies from its store.
The family-friendly street party brought live DJs, breakdancing, food, and a craft beer garden to East Cordova Street between Campbell and Hawks Avenue. Two brand new murals were also unveiled.
Browse throught the images below and be sure to check out the Vancouver Mural Festival in Mount Pleasant and Strathcona between August 7 and 12.
The Georgia Straight: A 50th Anniversary Celebration Book
This beautifully produced coffee-table book brings together over 100 of Georgia Straight's iconic covers, along with short essays, insider details and contributor reflections, putting each of these issues of the publication into its historical context.