DESIGNED TO GET YOU IN THE KNOW

Art is a wonderful thing. It generates beauty, inspires the soul, and challenges the status quo –but it can be a little obtuse. We're committed to helping you 'get it'.  

Our tours are designed as access points to the 'meaning' of art. Explore the myriad of exciting spaces in this city, while learning to approach art on your own terms. We are your connection to enriched experiences. 


Vancouver Mural Festival Tours

Vancouver Mural Festival's official guided tours take you through Vancouver’s largest display of public street art. Following two different routes the tours showcase some of the beautiful murals that have transformed Mt. Pleasant and False Creek Flats. We connect you with the artists’ vision, medium and creative process, and give you behind-the- scenes accounts of the VMF story.

Each ticket purchased supports the festival directly, helping bring visibility to the creative talent in this city and beyond while expanding the possibilities of Vancouver’s art scene and strengthening our community.

VMF is generously supported by the Mt.Pleasant BIA.

Mid-Main Tour | Saturday 11am - 12:30pm

Highlights include murals by artists KASHINK,
Drew Young/Jay Senetchko, Ilya Viryachev/Jay Knight, and Andrea Wan.

Mid-Main Tour is sponsored by J&M Coin & Jewellery Ltd. 

Lower Main Tour | Saturday 1:30-3pm

Highlights include murals by artists Scott Sueme,
Low Bros, NEVERCREW, Marissa Nahanee/Jerry Whitehead, and Corey Bulpitt/Jerry Whitehead/Sharifah Marsden.

Book both tours and make a day of it (receive a $10 dollar discount).

Are you a Student or Senior? Enter the coupon code artseenlove for a 5$ student & senior discount. Please bring ID to the event to verify.

LOW BROS Mural at City Centre Hotel, Vancouver Mural Festival 2016

LOW BROS Mural at City Centre Hotel, Vancouver Mural Festival 2016


The Innovator's Tour

Sometimes you come across people whose creative vision blows your mind. This tour is about those people. Discover the projects of eatART, including an in-depth visit with the creator of Prosthesis - a 5m tall, 3500kg, four-legged wearable "sports mech", powered by a cutting edge, modular, expandable 100% electric power plant. Sounds good, right?

Prosthesis

Prosthesis


Artist Run Centre Tour

In Vancouver, Artist-Run Centres represent a vital component of this city's vibrant art ecology. Initially established in the 70's to provide artists alternative exhibition space outside of commercial galleries, these are sites of cutting-edge contemporary art in Canada. Explore their rich histories and gain insight from their head curators.

Helen Pitt Gallery Founding Artists (1975-1979), Kerry Mulhern (left) and John Goble

Helen Pitt Gallery Founding Artists (1975-1979), Kerry Mulhern (left) and John Goble


The Underground Tour

They run on blood, sweat, tears and full tilt self-expression. Meet the directors /curators of these alternative spaces, and get to know the difference they're making in emergent art practices in Vancouver.