Pacific Horses South mural on Granville Street

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The Amazing Street Art of Vancouver

Have you seen the amazing example of Granville Street art called Pacific Horses? It captures the history of the building and the area. It is also capturing the attention of the people in the area. Do not be afraid to see works of art all around you.

The work of Ola Volo

The mural is at the side of the William-Sonoma (2903 Granville Street) and Stable House Bistro (1520 West 13th Avenue). The 120-foot mural was created by renown muralist Ola Volo. It pays respect to some unique aspects and the history of the South Granville neighbourhood.

Olga explains where her inspiration for the artwork came from. And her passion for the area.

“As a visual storyteller, my inspiration lies with the stories that once were part of this South Granville street building. In the early 1900s, a building at Granville and 13th Avenue was a stable where horses were kept. I loved learning about the past and have that inspire the new street art that now lives on South Granville street” says Olga.

Months of planning by Sharon Townsend, Executive Director of the South Granville Business Improvement Association, and Peter McGee, owner of The Stable House Bistro, helped to Pacific Horses. Painted by Ola Volo the mural took approximately 12 days to complete. This work of art is a legacy project from the Annual South Granville ArtWalk.

It is a hit with people of the neighbourhood. Becoming a favourite conversation piece and inspiring photo shoots with fashionistas, family and friends.

Read the testimonials:

“As a South Granville-ite, I love it! Thanks for your investment in a beautiful neighbourhood. #ilovemyneighbourhood” -Jess Brodeur, ‏@space_cadet00

“Love this mural. Just walked past it tonight. It made me feel happy.” -@julienpowell

“Very much enjoyed cruising by this mural as it goes up in South Granville street. Yay for public art!” -Dayanna Platt, @daymakesart
For more pictures of the mural in its many stages, visit the South Granville street Flickr account:

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