VANCOUVER ART COMES IN OFF THE STREETS

Published by CBC Arts

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It’s tough to be a street artist in Vancouver. At least so says Chris Bentzen, owner of Hot Art Wet City. His three-year-old gallery is known for its irreverent attitude and its celebration of lowbrow art. For lovers of street art, it’s a natural draw.

“I get a lot of tourists who come in here and ask where the street art is but it’s hard to find in this city,” he says.

“It seems like the city doesn’t really have any leeway for street art, at least for people who are doing it illegally,” he says. “It gets covered up quite quickly.”

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