That's A WRAP! | Public Art Collaboration with DVBIA
A collaborative public art project between Emily Carr's Faculty of Culture + Community, and the Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association (DVBIA), WRAP is a beautification and graffiti mitigation initiative that began in 2011.
WRAP features 11 unique designs that 'wrap' around the electrical boxes along the length of downtown Granville Street. Each box is a stand-alone art piece. Together, they’re a collection of public art that can be toured by walking from West Cordova to Drake Street on both the east and west sides of the street.
Now in its third successful year, WRAP continues to deliver benefits to everyone ─ it provides our talented students with an opportunity to showcase their work to a wide audience; it contributes significantly to downtown Vancouver's expanding free public art collection; and it provides a solution to a community problem by helping to curb graffiti on iconic Granville Street.
Be sure to check them out the next time you're downtown or visit Wrap to see the art, read about the project, student artists and inspirations!
Participating artists include:
- Helsa Ahmadi - Cityscape
- Katherine Brie - Granville Hustle
- Jingyao Chen (Viko) - To the Wonder
- Cathleen Chow - Through the Woods
- Amy Clare - Pink City
- Nicole Dunn - A Mall for Some Bunnies
- Sabrina (Ting-Yu) Hsu - Cerebral Waters
- (Yin-Chieh) Jocelyn Ko - Impression of Waterfront Station
- Laura McIntosh - Ambrosia
- Michael MacRae - A Lapse of Memory
- Briea Mainwaring - Afternoon Swim
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