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VMF Winter Arts transforms downtown Vancouver into an open-air gallery

VMF Winter Arts, a free outdoor celebration across downtown Vancouver will transform the city’s core into an interactive, open-air gallery, and celebration of art and live entertainment from February 11 – 27th.

Produced by the Vancouver Mural Festival (VMF) and presented by the Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association, now in its second year brings together augmented reality (AR) art, light installations, and live performances to brighten the city and safety connect communities outside.

As the VMF Winter Arts was created last year during the pandemic, physical safety and mental well-being remains at the forefront. The event is designed to inspire joy and creativity, connect communities, encourage outdoor activity and support local businesses and artist, all while enabling social distancing and a safe, welcoming outdoor space.

Over 17 days, free public art and entertainment can be discovered along the VMF Winter Arts route from Canada Place, along Burrard to Bentall Centre and Park Place, to the Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver Public Library Square and Yaletown, plus BC Place and Science World.

At the centre of it all will be the Winter Arts Hub, located on north side of the Vancouver Art Gallery. Here you will be able to eat, drink and be entertained with art installations, a live performance stage, plus a heated and covered outdoor space with a pop-up bar and food trucks.

May it be weekend fun, after-work happy hour, post-shopping break or pre-dinner drinks, the VMF Winter Arts Hub in downtown Vancouver is where you want to be.

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