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Public Art: 7th Street Mural

Public Art: 7th Street Mural

Check out our new mural on 7th Street, next door to Slow Fox Chili Parlor! SWIPE RIGHT to see the before and after! This mural activates a building that has been boarded up for approximately 40 years. VDA chose this project site to help promote connectivity between districts and to draw additional traffic to this blossoming block.⁣

Conceptualized by local artist Jane Degenhardt, “More Than Meets The Eye,” brings the observer out of the urban environment and into nature.⁣


“Wandering through the Pacific Northwest understory, the forest floor becomes a way of experiencing nature intimately. Mosses, mushrooms and other small organisms invite us to dwell for a time in a state of wonder. All it requires is attentiveness. Under the quiet cathedral of trees, I see how nature echoes my own emotional, intellectual and spiritual experience.  My paintings are an invitation to take a closer look at our human relationship to the natural world.”

This art installation is made possible by the support of Vancouver’s Downtown Association and International Graphics & Nameplate. Thank you to our video producer Casey Evans Media, for capturing the process.

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