“Heart of the Community” – Footprints Community Art Project – DTES, Vancouver, BC, Various Artists on Flickr – Photo Sharing!

“Heart of the Community” Corner of Hastings St. at Main St.
Footprints Community Art Project (2001)

There are 31 beautiful mosaics embedded on sidewalks throughout Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside (DTES).
Artistic Director of the project: Marina Szijarto

Artists: Pat Beaton, Taki Bluesinger, Joe Bolton, Jane Cameron, Jacquie Dionne, France Guerin, Dan Hill, Katie Johnson, Des Media, Anthony Sobala, Candace Wagman, Bruce Walther, Gweny Wong, Debra Yelva

Info below is taken from the Vancouver Parks Board site:

www.vancouver.ca/parks/arts/nbhd/downtown.htm

The Carnegie Community Association through the Carnegie Street Program initiated “The Footprints Community Art Project” and “Old Vancouver Town-site Walking Tour”. Funding was found through street beautification and community development work-based training programs from Western Economic Diversification Canada. Artists were hired to direct the conceptual development and production of mosaic and banner markers and a guide book that together capture historic events, natural history and cultural stories from the rich history of the Downtown Eastside. Artists worked with participants from the Carnegie Street Program in a storefront studio over a six week period to research, design and produce 31 mosaic markers and 100 banners that mark the Old Vancouver Townsite.

“The Raven Created the World” – Footprints Community Art Project – DTES, Vancouver, BC, Various Artists on Flickr – Photo Sharing!

The Raven is an important part of the oral history of many First Peoples of the West Coast.

Luck- Luck ee (Grove of Beautiful Trees) on Flickr – Photo Sharing!

“Luck Luck ee”
Alexander St. at Gore St.

There was once a grove of maple trees east of what is now called Gastown. People of the Squamish Nation called this area “Luck Luck EE”, which translates to “Grove of Beautiful Trees”. This mosaic represents this historic grove and its importance to some of the area’s First People.

About the Squamish Nation:   www.squamish.net/

About this Mosaic Project:

There are a series of mosaics in DTES Vancouver which document important historic, social and cultural threads of the area. The project was called the “Footprints Community Art Project” (2001)

Footprints Community Art Project: 1907 Anti-Asian Riots, DTES Vancouver, Canada on Flickr – Photo Sharing!

There are a series of mosaics in DTES Vancouver which document important historic, social and cultural threads of the area. The project was called the “Footprints Community Art Project” (2001)

This sidewalk mosaic refers to the travesty of Vancouver’s Sept. 1907 Anti-Asian Riots.

More info:

www.canadiana.org/citm/specifique/asian_e.html#riot

www.najc.ca/history3.php

collections.ic.gc.ca/generations/racism/riots.html

Mosaic, originally uploaded by paradigm4.

Bird’s Eye View on Flickr – Photo Sharing!

Seymour and Cordova, SE corner

Sounds Around Town on Flickr – Photo Sharing!

Robson and Burrard, NE corner

Street mosaic on Flickr – Photo Sharing!

Enterprising Beginnings on Flickr – Photo Sharing!

Seymour and Georgia, SW corner (across the street from The Bay).

1 of 12 in the Vancouver Mosaic Art Tile Project

Street mosaic on Flickr – Photo Sharing!

Chinatown street mosaic, Vancouver BC Canada

Street mosaic on Flickr – Photo Sharing!

Chinatown street mosaic, Vancouver BC Canada

Street mosaic closer on Flickr – Photo Sharing!

Chinatown street mosaic, Vancouver BC Canada

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