We still can't believe it! On June 21st, the longest day of the year, our community co-created an epic mural on an abandoned warehouse in the Boyle Street neighbourhood. Everyone was welcome to imagine, “How do you see Home?" in a 40-meter exterior mural with their neighbours. Artists, neighbourhood agencies, community groups, students, and engaged citizens of Edmonton were invited to paint, draw and collage this piece of collaborative public art. This is was an amazing opportunity for a diverse group of people to come together to create a striking contemporary artwork that builds community resilience and reflects the people and spirit of this place that remains on public view until redevelopment of the land next year. You can see it in person from the train or multi-use path along the LRT line between Stadium station and Churchill.
This project could not have happened without the support of Brookfield Residential, Make Something Edmonton, CITYlab, Harcourt House, the team of organizers, and all the participants that took time out of their busy day to make this happen. Thank you!
The House + Home mural is the first part of a large-scale urban intervention called Mutt Art going on from August 20 until September 9! This exhibition will feature site-specific sculptural installations and a program of special events with music, dance, and more. Want to get involved? Send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org to register for the Mutt Art Workshop on July 18!