Gathering To Celebrate The Vanishing “Face of Vancouver” Mural

In the three years leading up to its completion in 2007 more than 200 Vancouver residents donated $50 each to the youth services charity Covenant House to have their faces, and those of loved ones and pets, featured on artist Teresa Waclawik’s “The Face of Vancouver” outdoor mural at the north-west corner of Cambie and 18th Avenue.



Today, most of the mural has been removed to make room for the development of a new JJ Bean Coffee outlet, and the rest will disappear soon.

Teresa, who now lives in Ottawa, is hosting a get-together for the People from the Wall and friends and neighbours who have valued this soon-to-be-lost neighbourhood icon.

From 7 to 9 p.m. on Monday, November 17 we will gather at Kino Café, at 3456 Cambie Street (within sight of the remains of the mural) to share our memories of the creation and life of this unique piece of community art.

You can find a recent CBC report on the demolition of the wall here, and see the YouTube documentary The Face of Vancouver here.


Feature picture courtesy of the CBC


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