Street Art

Fostering connections and reimagining public space through collaborative community art.




Centre for Dialogue


SFU Semester at CityStudio


  • Duane Elverum
  • Janet Moore

City of Vancouver:

  • David Lewis | Integrated Graffiti Management

Student Team:

  • Elizabeth Danis | SFU
  • Kaleigh Brown | UBC
  • Riccardo Peggi | SFU
  • Zoë Biggs | SFU


  • Healthy City Strategy

City goal area:

  • Cultivating Connections
  • Being and Feeling Safe and Included


As shown in Portland, Ottawa, and Minneapolis, painted street murals tell a story of how our communities can become stronger by changing our streets into vehicles for lasting neighbourly connections and expressions of community-held values.

The Street Art project aims to connect neighbours and reimagine public space through collaborative community-made art. Through the process of designing and painting an on-street mural, residents have the opportunity to form connections with neighbours and create a sense of collective community ownership and pride. Street Art imagines neighbourhoods where people feel a sense of place and connection and are able to overcome the challenges of social isolation through art.

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