In a big win for public art everywhere Vancouver, BC’s Park Board has approved the reinstallation of a piece of guerrilla art.
The story goes like this: in November 2012, an unknown person replaced a graffiti-tagged park sign for the city’s GUELPH PARK and replaced it with a homemade near-perfect replica of a Vancouver Park sign which reads DUDE CHILLING PARK. The name is inspired by that sculpture you see above which resides in the park. The city removed the sign and allowed for a lot of public discourse about the sign, and then just a few days ago they decided to reinstall the sign indefinitely.
More street art, people! More guerrilla art! More public art! Your city won’t fund you to do what you want. Your school won’t let you see your vision through. Do it yourself and see if your fellow place-dwellers are as awesome as the Vancouverites that helped this sign come back!