VMF Emerging Artist Program - Fundraiser

Fri Oct 13 2023 at 06:00 pm to Sat Oct 14 2023 at 02:00 am

The Cobalt Cabaret | Vancouver

VMF Emerging Artist Program - Fundraiser
Join us for a fun evening of art & community in support of the VMF Emerging Artist Program on October 13, 2023 at The Cobalt!
About this Event

The VMF Emerging Artist Program provides artists hands-on experience, safety training, certifications, professional artist fees, and the opportunity to design and paint a mural for the first time.

Out of 428 VMF artists, 158 (37%) are first time mural artists.

Our goal is to continue supporting emerging or first-time mural artists represented at the festival by raising $68,715, which will directly benefit 5 emerging artists ($13,743 per artist mural) in the program.

By purchasing a ticket, you are donating to the VMF Emerging Artist Program.
Will you help us reach our goal?
  • When: October 13, 2023 // Event starts at 6:00 pm
  • Where: The Cobalt // 917 Main Street

If you cannot attend, there is a ticket option to DONATE and help us spread the word to your friends, family, and colleagues. Stay tuned for more information about the evening’s program.

How does your donation support emerging artists?

This event is a way for you to directly support these emerging artists who are dedicating their practice to the enhancement and transformation of our public spaces.

Through the VMF Emerging Artist Program, artists can gain experience, training and the opportunity to paint a big beautiful mural that serves as a highly visible example of their work, which can help them get to the next level in their careers. As well, these murals add beauty and storytelling to the city’s walls.

“Painting murals at VMF made it possible for me to start a full time art practice. When I describe VMF, I describe it as a launch pad. Also my painting partner now teaches art at UFV, as I was able to share what I had learned at VMF with her as she painted alongside me. She now teaches community engaged art classes and the outcome is murals!” --Carrie Lynn Victor, VMF Alumni Artist
“VMF helped put me on the radar for future mural projects as well gave me the experience and confidence to take on large mural walls. Prior to my VMF wall, my largest mural was about 6'x9'.” --Pricilla Yu, VMF Alumni Artist

Event Venue & Nearby Stays

The Cobalt Cabaret, 917 Main Street, Vancouver, Canada


CAD 0.00 to CAD 200.00

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