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V for Vintage! A nostalgic mural inspired by Kits alumni!

We’re stoked as hot-rods about the new vintage-themed mural by Stan Matwychuk of Homebase Studios, featuring classic cars owned by local Kits high school alumni!  Located at 3060 West Broadway, adjacent to the Big O Tire lot, this blast from past mural is a joy-ride for the eyes!  The illustrations are based on vintage cars featured at the Kits Centennial event, celebrating the school’s history and community spirit.  On that high note, the mural also includes a classic ’85 Mustang owned by local merchant Nat Bastone of Nat’s Pizza!

 

Vintage Cars Old School Roll Call 😉 

1931 Ford Model A – Nick Kanavaros

1934 Ford – Dave Forrest

1955 Chevrolet Bel Air – Rich Pilecki

1957 Ford Fairlane 500 – Garth Stiller

1969 Chevrolet Chevelle – Wayne Antoniak and daughter Helen Antoniak

1988 Black Ford Mustang Cobra – Nat Bastone 

 

About the Artist 🎨

An Artist for most of his life and a jack of industry trades, Stan Matwychuk is a well-rounded, hands-on creative and community collaborator.  He runs and operates the Artist-run centre, Homebase Studios, in Squamish, BC.  At the studio, artists and the community reciprocate the need for each other and incubate creativity along the way.  With 15 years invested into the Howe Sound Corridor, Stan finds lifestyle and work intertwined into seamless experience.  He has worked with corporate mega-brands like CTV and VANOC as well as finding time to teach art classes to the youth in the corridor through studio classes and high school programs. He has facilitated and collaborated on various mural projects and events in Squamish and Whistler, including the 2010 Olympic Winter Games.  Stan has always brought community and collaboration to the heart of all his projects and believes that creativity will allow for new ideas and momentum. For more information, please visit: https://stanmatwychuk.wordpress.com/about/

 

Community Space & Public Art 💚

As part of our street enhancement initiatives, the West Broadway BIA partners with artists, local business and property owners, and the City of Vancouver mural program, to install murals on exterior building walls.   Through murals and other public art, we can nurture a creative use of space and social connections.  Murals can transform barren concrete spaces into vibrant, connected and engaged streetscapes – where people reflect, converse and share moments through art.  The spirit of community manifested in public art is also aligned with our mandate to enhance the prosperity of local small businesses through engaging and cooperative initiatives that connect the community. We partner with local community groups, including the Kitsilano Neighbourhood House, Kitsilano Community Centre, West Side Family Place, local schools and many more. We have also partnered with Emily Carr and local artists on murals and utility box wraps, and over 70 street banners featuring caricatures of longtime merchants!

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West Broadway BIA

c/o 2933 West Broadway
Vancouver, BC
V6K 2G6
Tel 778-384–6377
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