The plague of boarded-up buildings and vacant retail shops has spread as a result of the pandemic.
But a local business group is doing what it can to ease the visual blight.
Today, the Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association announced that a new mural has been completed at 855 Granville Street.
The painter, Irvin Hernandez, was sponsored by Arterra Wines.
And if these images look a little like tattoo art, that's not a coincidence because that's what Hernandez is best known for.
More than 20 murals have gone up in the downtown core since the outbreak of COVID-19 earlier this year.
The DVBIA supports the artists with an honorarium and the program is done in partnership with the City of Vancouver, Goodbye Graffiti, the Vancouver Mural Festival, and Vancity.