Art and Community Coming Together, Again!

chART Public Art has been working with the Marpole Business Improvement Association (BIA) for five years now, creating public art interventions throughout the community. We have produced several murals, banners, bus shelter wraps, and community projects that have engaged all different aspects of the Marpole community. We have worked with schools, the community centre, non-profit groups, and members of the public. Our latest street mural was produced over the weekend of May 14 and 15 and you can find it on 68th and Granville.

The mural, We Are Here: Marpole, was designed by students from Emily Carr University in a class sponsored by the Marpole BIA, that took place over 2 semesters right here in the field house. To complete the mural, we were fortunate to be able to host two amazing illustrators, Durwin Talon and Guin Thompson, for a short residency at the field house. They helped to make the amazing design a reality on 68th street. It was a real team effort!

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This makes our 3rd (!) street mural in Marpole. You can find them along Granville Street at 66th, 67th, and now 68th.

Durwin and Guin also hosted an illustration open house for alumni and students from the Emily Carr illustration major and we had 40 amazing illustrators come to the field house in May. They were drawing everywhere — in the garden, in the house, and in the park. Fuelled on pizza and bad jokes, a great time was had by all. We have such amazing talent here is Vancouver.

Thanks Durwin and Guin for all your hard work and support of the field house. We can’t wait to work with you again next year!

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