Mosaic Art Tile Project - Downtown Vancouver Walk

  • April 22, 2012 · 11:00 AM
  • Lonsdale Quay Public Market

This weeks walk will be a walking tour of the 18 Tile Mosaics scattered about downtown Vancouver. We will walk through downtown, stopping for lunch or coffee and perhaps taking some photos along the way.

The Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association’s public art project beautifies downtown streets with 18 original tile mosaics, each measuring nine square feet and permanently installed in city sidewalks throughout the DVBIA’s 90-block area. The mosaics celebrate the diversity of Vancouver’s culture, sports, architecture, natural beauty and personalities.
Accomplished local mosaic artists Liz Calvin and Bruce Walther designed, produced and installed all the tiles.

Measuring nine square feet, each mosaic contains between 3,500 to 4,500 hand cut ceramic pieces in a kaleidoscope of colours. Each original work of art takes approximately 160 hours to create. The final grouting of the mosaics takes place when they are permanently installed. All 18 tiles are now installed in downtown sidewalks.

The complete tour will take 1½ - 2 hours depending on your pace – and how often you stop for coffee or to take in other sights along the way.

We will meet at the Lonsdale Quay seabus at 10:45 to catch the 11am and make our way over to vancouver to start the walk.

The information can be viewed here:

This walk is subject to the weather - so if it is raining it will be cancelled.
Always check the meetup in the morning to check if the walk is still on.

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  • Nina Lindley (.

    Very nice

    April 23, 2012

  • Liz N

    An interesting and different walk and, thanks to Lisa, found a new place to eat in Gastown.

    April 23, 2012

  • lisa

    Thank you for the enjoyable wonder about town tracking down the illusive mosaics. Was a great day for walk.

    April 22, 2012

  • Liz N

    Hmm - 2 minutes to run down the ramp - think I'll be there a little earlier!

    April 22, 2012

  • lisa

    Weather is behaving nicely. See you at the lonsdale seabus at 11am so get there a bit early to get tickets and find me. I will be in front of the starbucks. Anyone meeting on the other side, we will look for you at the starbucks in the train station in front of the seating area.

    April 22, 2012

  • lisa

    There is a 70% chance of rain on Sunday. Please check the meetup at 9am on Sunday morning to see if I cancel the walk.

    April 19, 2012

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