Public art can be controversial or beloved, corporate or community-driven. At its best, it focuses the viewer’s attention on the space it occupies, contextualizing it in a new way. Now that spring is turning into summer, it’s the perfect time to explore the city, looking for these interventions along the way.
Here are a few places to start you off:
The City of Vancouver’s map of public art installations
The Year of Reconciliation art project
The Dude Chilling Art Exchange
Now, tell me what I’ve missed in Vancouver if you live here, or if you don’t, let me know what the public art scene is like where you live.
The chair in the photo at the top of the post was part of the Chair Project YVR project, which took place this spring.