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VMF Winter Arts Festival (February 12-28, 2021)

VMF Winter Arts Festival (February 12-28, 2021)
10 Feb 2021 by DigiBC

VMF Winter Arts Festival brings art to life on the streets of Vancouver! Blurring the line between the virtual and physical worlds, the festival will transform public space across Vancouver’s core into an interactive open-air gallery featuring Augmented Reality (AR) art. Download the VMF mobile app to find and explore 20+ AR locations safely with your core bubble. Presented by Vancouver Mural Festival and the Downtown Vancouver BIA. Check out and @vanmuralfest for details.

Discover AR art by IM4 Media Lab curated artists: Chrystal Sparrow, Casey Koyczan, Kayla Simpson (BBiskwew), Zachary George, Cease Wyss and Tracey Kim Bonneau! Be sure to tune in to IM4's upcoming webinar featuring all IM4 curated artists on February 24th @ 7:00PM PST.


  • Find the AR locations: (1) Download the VMF mobile app (App Store/Google Play), or (2) Download the digital map from 
  • Scan the QR codes (on signs at the AR sites) via the camera on your smartphone. Select Instagram or Facebook to activate the filter. 
  • Share your photo/video on social media with the hashtag #VMFWinterArts (automatically enter to win prizes)
  • Learn more about VMF/art/artists: (1) Visit, (2) Follow @vanmuralfest on Instagram and Facebook, and (3) Download the (free) VMF mobile app
  • Participate in a free VPL-hosted online Discussions or Workshop (details on our website soon)
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Vancouver Mural Festival is the world class evolution of a grassroots initiative to transform the way art is experienced in Vancouver. We create experiences that connect art and people in public space. Since 2016, VMF has…

  • Produced over 250 murals
  • Featured 80% local artists
  • Highlighted 42% female-identifying artists and 47% marginalized groups including BIPOC and LGBTQ+
  • Produced 45 Indigenous artist murals

Vancouver Mural Festival and the VMF Winter Arts are produced by Create Vancouver Society, a registered non-profit dedicated to artistic and cultural development in the Lower Mainland.