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Can a brand-new building have art, character, and grit? 

We think it both can, and should, and we are looking for local artists to help us out!

Are you a local artist with a creative mural idea for Mount Pleasant? Are you eager to express your creativity, gain exposure for your art, and receive $5,000 in compensation (plus expenses for supplies) for the creation of a unique mural?

If yes, get your ideas flowing as this is the open call for you!

We have partnered with the Vancouver Mural Festival for an amazing initiative as we look for a talented artist to paint a large new mural on an approximately 1,600sf wall and loading bay door along the Watson Street side of Rize/AyalaLand’s soon-to-be-completed building at 244 E Broadway. This is The Independent, a mixed-use residential and commercial building which has gained significantly from community input over the last ten years!

As the street level experience is absolutely critical, we want to ensure this mural project emboldens the street, aligns with the design passion that both Rize and AyalaLand share, enhances the unique design of The Independent itself and complements the unique character of the Mount Pleasant neighbourhood.

Selections will be made based on imagination as well as creativity, quality, skill, message, and connection to Mount Pleasant (community, culture, residents, and/or heritage).

Draft proposals will be accepted until April 14, 2017 via our official form at this link. The top 10 entries will be selected and opened up to feedback from the community through social media. The winner will be chosen by a group of judges that will include representatives from the Vancouver Mural Festival, Mount Pleasant BIA, the Burrard Arts Foundation, Rize Alliance, AyalaLand and other community members.

The Vancouver Mural Festival has gained an amazing reputation for showcasing the best in local art and we are thrilled to be partnering with VMF. Click here to see examples of some of the outstanding mural work carried out last year in Mount Pleasant.

We can’t wait to showcase your work at Mount Pleasant’s newest building addition!

The Rize Alliance and Ayala Land team