The Mural Festival On (& Off) Main (Vancouver)

Although some countries have had ‘murals’ for thousands of years (cave paintings, Mexico, Egypt come to mind) there now seems to be a world mural craze, and Vancouver jumped in a couple of years ago with a Muralfest on (and off) Main.

The bulk of the murals are in the alleyway west of Main between 3rd and 12th streets. A mural wall painting at the Mural Fest just off Main St. in VancouverA mural wall painting at the Mural Fest just off Main St. in VancouverLadder up against a wall at the Mural Festival in Vancouver, CanadaThere are other events as well such as ping pong, skate board jam, Craft Beer Garden, disco and markets with food, clothes, tattoos and more. A game of Ping Pong in front of a mural wall painting at the Mural Fest just off Main St. in VancouverPhotographers getting into position. 
A photographer at the Mural Fest just off Main St. in VancouverThey weren’t just painting walls, they were painting parking stalls as well. 
Painting parking stalls at the Mural Fest in VancouverThere was a mess of paint cans and trays in the boulevard between the parking stalls. 
Painting parking stalls at the Mural Fest in VancouverA bus getting the mural treatment.
Spray-painting a bus at the Mural Fest in VancouverRipped t-shirts without bodies directed people around the Mural Fest.
Mannequins without clothes and ripped t-shirts without bodies directed people around the Mural Fest just off Main St. in VancouverMannequins without clothes were hanging out everywhere, also helping with directions around the site. 
Mannequin hanging out at the Mural Fest just off Main St. in VancouverIt was a hot day and the cooling water spray from this mannequin was very welcome.
Cooling water spray from a mannequin at the Mural Fest just off Main St. in VancouverThis is the map from Vancouver’s Mural Festival in 2017 showing where to find the murals. This year (2018) there will be even more murals and the Festival runs from August 6th to 11th. This section of Main is also chock full of stores, galleries, interesting eats and craft brewpubs.Vancouver Mural Festival from 2017

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