Vancouver

VMF Winter Arts 2023

  • February 16, 2023 - February 26, 2023
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: Various Times and Locations
  • Location: Downtown Vancouver
  • Admission: Free Admission

VMF Winter Arts returns February 16-26, 2023 to transform downtown Vancouver into a free, interactive open-air gallery and celebration of public art and entertainment. Produced by VMF (the team behind Vancouver Mural Festival), the 3rd annual festival brings together local and international art with live experiences—including music, dance, markets, tours, gallery, talk, parties, food and drink—to connect, reflect and celebrate our city and its diverse communities. Over the festival’s 11 days, free art and entertainment can be discovered along the VMF Winter Arts route from the Vancouver Art Gallery to Bentall Centre and Canada Place. This includes a range of light installations, augmented reality, and sculptures by local and international artists.

The festival’s central live site is the Winter Arts Hub. Located at šxwƛənəq Xwtl'e7énḵ Square (formerly known as the Vancouver Art Gallery North Plaza), the Winter Arts Hub offers a free, family-friendly, outdoor space featuring a licensed bar, food trucks, interactive art, market vendors, and a covered festival stage area with free, daily live performances. The Hub is designed as an inclusive space with something for everyone—whether it’s after-work happy hour and pre-dinner drinks or weekend family fun and a full art and culture-filled night out.

New this year is the Bentall Centre Gallery, featuring both indoor and outdoor art. The plaza will include laser light animations and sculpture, while the indoor space will host an all-ages digital art gallery, bar, and charging lounge during the day, then transform on weekend nights into VMF After Dark, a series of late night 19+ ticketed pop-up parties in a fully-reimagined creative space.

Download the free VMF App to find the art locations (or see the map)

 

Various locations around downtown Vancouver

February 16 to February 26

Free Admission

VMF Winter Arts 2023