As stores start to take down their boarding this week and the province allows the opening of some eateries and retailers, the Vancouver Mural Festival has put together a striking compilation of the art it brought to a city in lockdown.
In the end, the group, working with local artists and business-improvement associations, helped bring a total of 60 works to 40 locations spread between Robson Street, the downtown, and South Granville. Its stated aim: to spark joy, inspire hope and celebrate resilience.
The project was also made possible by Vancity, and with support from the City of Vancouver and Goodbye Graffiti.
You can see the dramatic transformations that took place via VMF's GIFS here.
But the impact of the effort is perhaps no more evident than in the video the fest has just completed in tribute to the project. In it, you see the apocalyptic look of downtown streets and the way they were transformed through art.
In case you were in lockdown and missed all the activity, here's a look at the project known as #MAKEARTWHILEAPART.