Punjabi Market Murals

Wednesday July 17, 2024 at 6:30 pm Pacific Time

Almost Live episode #157

Descriptive highlights from our summer tour of Vancouver’s Punjabi Market murals

Acclaimed visual artist Jag Nagra and curator Jas Lally will present highlights from this summer’s live descriptive tour of neighbourhood murals in Vancouver’s Punjabi Market.

Jag Nagra (she/her) is a queer Punjabi Visual Artist and community advocate who has a number of artworks in the Museum of Vancouver’s permanent collection and is a co-Founder of the Punjabi Market Collective—a non-profit working to revitalize Vancouver’s historic Punjabi Market commercial district. 


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Vancouver’s Punjabi Market neighbourhood is the first and, at one time, largest Punjabi market in North America.

Introduced in 2021, Murals in the Market was the Punjabi Market Collective’s public art initiative to celebrate South Asian artists, racialized artists, artists of colour and the stories and history of Punjabi Market.

Vancouver’s Punjabi Market was the first and largest Punjabi market in North America. From humble beginnings, Main Street transformed into a cultural hub and was home of the first Punjabi-language street signs outside of Asia. At its peak, Punjabi Market was home to over 300 shops including 24 jewellery shops.

We gratefully acknowledge the support of Metro Vancouver’s Regional Cultural Project Grants program for making our descriptive tours possible this season, both online and in person.