Coming to Vancouver next month is an art festival accessible to anyone, as long as they know where to look.
The team behind the Vancouver Mural Festival is once again organizing the VMF Winter Arts event which kicked off last year amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. From February 11-27, VMF Winter Arts is set to transform the city’s downtown core into an interactive open-air gallery and celebration of live art and entertainment.
Presented by the Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association, the event features augmented reality (AR) art, light installations and live performances throughout downtown.
Over the 17 days, free public art and AR exhibits can be experienced via your smartphone along the VMF Winter Arts route from Canada Place, along Burrard to Bentall Center and Park Place, to the Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver Public Library Square, Yaletown, BC Place and science world.
A new addition to the festival this year, the Winter Arts Hub will be a central outdoor space where attendees can enjoy free food, drink, art and performances.
Live entertainment planned for the event includes DJs, drag shows and dance performances, as well as Cirque du Soleil VR and performances from CircusWest. The event also offers guided and self-guided tours of the exhibits via the free VMF app. For more information, you can check the VMF website.