This guide features over 500 free, publicly accessible artworks in the city of Vancouver that we encourage you to get out and see.
Vancouver becomes your own open air museum as you discover the city's hidden, and not so hidden, cultural treasures. Discover, Explore, Capture, and Share your way to becoming a Vancouver art aficionado. Stroll through the streets of Vancouver and immerse yourself in the city’s beautiful scenic vistas and urban cityscapes - all rich in public art. Artwork is located in city streets, on rooftops, outside public plazas, in building lobbies, and along the waterfronts in a wide variety of formats and media that showcase the rich cultural landscape of our city and create a robust forum for artistic dialogue.
The public realm showcases excellence across a variety of public art installations; by emerging and established artists, in new and traditional media, and through award-winning commissions and artist collaborations. You will find murals, sculptures, memorials, mosaics, tapestries, paintings and a range of site-specific works that will enhance your visit to each of Vancouver's 24 neighbourhoods.
Initially based on the City's of Vancouver's open data initiative, the information is freely accessible, when your app is connected to wifi and GPS enabled, and is an innovative way for community members to get engaged with their city. Images are populated realtime from the city's API. The app is a collaboration from Microsoft, Intergalactic Agency, Burrard Arts Foundation, and Centre for Digital Media to bring this dataset to life.
Explore your city with the added fun of finding out more about the culture of its artwork. We are working hard to collect and classify art pieces so feel free to contact us with feedback. Enjoy!
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