It has been a controversial site. The original block-long mural, in the Queen Elizabeth Theatre area, was painted over blue, prior to the 2010 Olympics. Many, including Vancouver artist Vincent Dumoulin, were less than pleased with the erasure. The public reacted and a new team of artists – headed by
You see it as you walk from the Eaton’s/Sears/Nordstrom building towards the Vancouver Art Gallery. It is arms and legs outstretched – to music? In struggle? – and it is entitled Dancers. This mixed media mural on the exterior walls of the VAG is the work of Office Supplies Incorporated,
If you’re heading to Nat Bailey stadium for a baseball game or to Riley Park for assorted sports, you’ll see the paintings of famous baseball players looming over you: Mickey Mantle, Joe DiMaggio, Lou Gehrig, Smokey Joe Williams . These are the work of Jennifer Ettinger, a sports artist. Ettinger
If you’re wandering around Gastown, you might notice a particularly striking mural spinning out the tale of a love affair between a baker and a chef. It was finished in 2012 and, fittingly, adorns the exterior walls of The Baker & The Chef sandwich cafe. This 320 Cambie Street painting is the work
If you landed in the parking lot, you might be intrigued. You might notice some unexpected things – the colourful tenant signs, the naked man tied to a horse. But, you would need to set foot in the door and walk in for a distance to realize that you were in a hive of
The green copper roof is one of the most recognizable landmarks in our city and it’s at the Hotel Vancouver, no less. Now owned by Fairmont, this hotel was the third to be given the name ‘Vancouver.’ The grand opening was scheduled on May 24th, 1939 to coincide with the Royal Visit of Queen
As a child, I cannot say I relished the long trip down to Save-On-Meats. The adults were delighted to be saving on meats. I, on the other hand, derived little pleasure in debating the merits of this chop versus that chop, these legs over those legs. What I did appreciate
Each Thursday we publish snippets from out and about Vancouver. Who are the creators behind some of our interesting landmarks, inventions, public spaces? Where are some spaces in which you are likely to find Vancouver creators congregating?