New neon art shines love on the heart of Davie Village


A new piece of neon art is shining some love on Vancouver’s Davie Village.

Artist Jim Balakshin’s neon heart full of a rainbow-hued “Davie Village” is bringing smiles to the West End neighbourhood–with hopes the temporary installation can find a home in the area.

Part of Vancouver’s annual Lumiere Festival, the “Heart of Davie Village” neon is in place next to the Fountainhead Pub (1025 Davie Street), and will be in place until February 23, 2018.

But Balakshin says he hopes the piece can find a permanent home, too. Here’s hoping!

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Lindsay is the Managing Editor of Vancouver Is Awesome, and the co-host and co-producer of the Vancouver Is Awesome Podcast. A fifth generation Vancouverite and life-long foodie, Lindsay also serves as a judge for the Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards. Previously the Food Editor of Daily Hive, Senior Editor of Vancity Buzz, and Editor-in-Chief of, in her past life in L.A. she earned an MA in English, attended culinary school, and was an English professor. Lindsay's first published piece was December 1980 in The Province; it was her letter to Santa. E-mail: // Twitter/Instagram: @squashblossom