Reasons To Love Vancouver #5: Murals, Murals, Everywhere

Some irrepressible artists made some gouache lemonade by using the plywood from boarded up shops as a platform to spread a little beauty, highlight a social issue or two and generally bring some much-needed joy into our lives.  Robson and South Granville fully art-ed up, but it’s in Gastown where the paint and inspiration really took off (thanks to the enterprising initiative of Kimprints’ owner Kim Briscoe). From Banksy-esque social commentary to portraits of our health-care heroes to goofy images of hope: our artistic spirit thrives in tough times.