2017 Vancouver Mural Festival map: where to find new public artwork in Mount Pleasant and Strathcona

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      The Vancouver Mural Festival brought 40 new artworks to city walls in its inaugural event last summer. And now it’s upping the ante for its second celebration, Monday to Saturday (August 7 to 12).

      With more artists on-board, from Indigenous talents to graffiti names, it’s bringing more than 60 new murals to Strathcona and Mount Pleasant.

      Find a map of all that’s happening here, with the events culminating in a big daytime street party and an evening Underplay Music Festival next Saturday (August 12).

      Ten blocks of Mount Pleasant will be closed to traffic during the day, including Main Street between East 12th and East 7th Avenues, as well as the alley between Main and Quebec streets. Up to 100,000 people are expected to visit the completed murals and take in live art, music by the likes of Yukon Blonde and Louise Burns, markets, and a beer garden between noon and 6 p.m.

      In the days leading up to that, look for speaker panels presented by the Georgia Straight next Wednesday (August 9) at Heritage Hall, gallery shows, and much more. (See more at straight.com and vanmuralfest.ca/.)