Creative Fun-for-free at Car Free Vancouver Day

Planning for Car Free Vancouver Day 2013 is underway. Whenever we’re looking ahead to upcoming festivals, we often find ourselves reflecting back on the successes, special moments and creativity of past festivals. Car Free Vancouver Day is all about fun-for-free for communities, and we love to see what you bring to the streets each year.

Last year, we were moved by artist Jim Dewar’s contributions to Car Free Vancouver Day on Main Street. Jim was a participant in Vancouver’s now-dormant Artists in the Streets program, and he spent his time at the Main Street festival drawing in the street and pleasing passersby with his art. He and photographer Adrienne MacAllum have kindly allowed us to share these photographs with you:

Artist Jim Dewar, Car Free Vancouver Day 2012 on Main Street. Photo by Adrienne MacAllum.Artist Jim Dewar, Car Free Vancouver Day 2012 on Main Street. Photo by Adrienne MacAllum.Artist Jim Dewar, Car Free Vancouver Day 2012 on Main Street. Photo by Adrienne MacAllum.Artist Jim Dewar, Car Free Vancouver Day 2012 on Main Street. Photo by Adrienne MacAllum.Artist Jim Dewar, Car Free Vancouver Day 2012 on Main Street. Photo by Adrienne MacAllum.All of the above photos are courtesy of photographer Adrienne MacAllum and artist Jim Dewar.

Adrienne states: “We had a lot of fun at Car Free Day last year. The day was sunny and hot. While Jim sketched I walked up and down the street enjoying all the fun things that were happening. A lot of people stopped to watch Jim working on his street scenes and seemed to be fascinated watching him work. We stopped in two places along the way. At the last stop he did a great drawing of one of the heritage buildings across the street. I am not sure what we will be doing this year as far as events go but the experience we had at last year’s event was encouraging and gave us confidence to try more public events like this one in the future. Thanks to all for a wonderful day.”

We hope Jim has inspired you. What will you do for your community this year at Car Free Vancouver Day? Tell us about the creative activities you want to bring to car-free streets by submitting a participation form, or run your ideas by us at info@carfreevancouver.org. This is YOUR festival!

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One Response to Creative Fun-for-free at Car Free Vancouver Day

  1. Teresa says:

    Looks great!
    Love the photos!