The music and crowd chatter filled the space of the city blocks that surround the Vancouver Art Gallery.
The Façade Festival, a monumental public art project and cultural event, is in progress. It is a visual celebration of light, colour, music that fills the September night air with a vibrant energy that surges, intensifies and wanes, with the shifting moods of the presentation.
This is art that comes to the street where we walk, work, live. Art in action. Art that calls out to our creative spirits inviting us to connect – visually, emotionally – recognizing our place within an eclectic world that thrives on diversity and discovery.
Thank you for joining me on location at the Vancouver Art Gallery.
“A selection of BC contemporary artists, both established and early-career, have been commissioned to create ten stunning, site-specific works of art. Using the technology known as ‘projection mapping’, the works have been tailored specifically for the Vancouver Art Gallery’s iconic architecture, and will be projected over its Georgia Street façade, covering the building with moving, dynamic artwork. Façade Festival is an immersive, large-scale artistic experience that will be shared by tens of thousands of attendees.”