Public spaces throughout Squamish will soon be transformed into permanent works of art thanks to a new public art project launched by the District of Squamish. The Squamish Murals Project will see installations in four Squamish locations: the BC Hydro box at Loggers Lane and Finch Drive, the Pressure Reducing Valve (PRV) Station located at Guilford and Clarke Drive, the Squamish Public Library children’s area walls and three vacant walls at Brennan Park Recreation Centre. A public call for submissions was launched today.
“This is a great opportunity for artists to have their work on permanent display and participate in the enhancement of our public spaces”, says Maciek Walentowiz, Vice Chair of the District’s Public Art Select Committee. “Consideration will be given to design originality, location specific themes and suitability of materials and techniques. We’re looking forward to reviewing the proposals.”
Submissions will be reviewed by members of the District’s Public Art Select Committee, a committee comprised of local artists and residents, as well as the Mayor and District staff. This is the third project launched by the committee that was formed to help guide the Public Art Policy, make recommendations for future public art funding and adjudicate or select public art competitions and commissions. Last year’s Connecting Squamish Neighbourhoods project saw the installation of three steel salmon sculptures by Squamish-based artist Christina Nick.
Applications for each of the Squamish Murals Project locations are available online. The deadline for submissions is March 20, 2017. The installation of the chosen artworks is expected to be completed by May 2017.
For more information about the project and to view the call for submissions visit our Public Art page.
February 17, 2017