#MakeArtWhileApart project

Supporting local artists to bring colour to our community.

Supporting local artists to bring colour to our community

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Restaurants and shops may have been boarded up, but through our partnership with the Vancouver Mural Festival our city was a little more colourful. By joining forces with local artists and businesses, together we turned these blank spaces into murals. 

As a sponsor of the Vancouver Mural Festival, we supported over 40 muralist who've brought their art to Vancouver through #MakeArtWhileApart. 

Art with purpose

Supporting local artists

Ian Kaart 

"We are all together even though we’re apart and it’s the support we have for one another that makes all the difference."


Aimee Young

"I wanted to make it abstract shapes and bright colours to try and bring bright feelings into the mind - to help fight away the negative ones.”


Nick Gregson 

“People are really recognizing the importance of this project. The neighborhood might be closed down, but it's still so full of life.” 


Supporting local artists
Generating income for artists in a time when there is little work.

Beautifying our communities
Providing light to spaces that are boarded up due to the pandemic.

Sharing hope for small businesses
Offering uplifting art to businesses that are making the difficult decision to close.

Providing art for our business members

We will always work with you to avoid you having to close down your business. But during the height of COVID-19, a closed business might have been the only safe choice. So we connected our boarded up business members to local artists to help make a tough choice a little more beautiful. 

See more stories in support of our local economy during COVID-19.

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Will Philips

"I wanted to paint heroes- the frontline workers who are helping our city. To capture the bravery and solidarity of these folks who are putting their lives on the line."


In partnership with the

This is the power of a local economy.

When 30% of profits go back into the community, it stays strong, even in a pandemic. #MakeArtWhileApart can exist because members choose us – a credit union that keeps our money local, fights for financial inclusion and finances environmental sustainability. 

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Artist: @_aimeeyoung

Artist: @sketchbork

Artist: @iankaart