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Community Mural Project

March 23, 2018

Over the past few months we’ve been working on a special art project with our Parent Guide Group that we’re very excited to finally unveil to the community!

Through a partnership with Graffiti Gallery, we were able to design and paint a large mural that will be installed permanently on Selkirk Avenue. It incorporates places and themes from the North End that were featured in the poem that was written collaboratively by the Parent Guide Group.

What was really special about this project was that our Parent Guide Group members got to bring their families to participate, as Pat Lazo from Graffiti Gallery helped us to sketch out ideas and then turn them into one cohesive design. He then helped all the kids and parents through the process of actually painting the mural, including some of the trickier details.

For many of us, this was the first time that we were able to see the process of creating a mural from start to finish, which was a very cool skill to learn. Also, Pat was so great at helping us to figure out the painting aspect of things that even those of us that didn’t consider ourselves artists (like me) were able to participate and contribute.

The mural will be on display at the Indigenous Family Centre on March 29 at 4:30 – 6:00 pm. The event will include food and entertainment, and the Indigenous Family Centre will also have their community mural on display as well. Everyone is welcome to attend to sneak a peek at the murals before they’re installed permanently in the North End.

What: Community Mural Unveiling Event
When: Thursday, March 29, 2018
Time: 4:30 – 6:00 PM
Where: Indigenous Family Centre – 470 Selkirk Ave

Check out our Facebook event for more info!