Public Art Program
The Town’s Public Art Program is administered by the Parks Recreation and Culture department and aims to enrich the lives of Collingwood residents and visitors by enhancing public spaces, fostering cultural identify and pride, promoting creativity, and encouraging dialogue among citizens.
Call to Artists:
Current and Recent Projects:
Mural Slam 2016: Two artists take on the challenge of painting two 8 foot murals in less than a day! Tava Gray & Blaze Wiradharma unleashed colour, shape, design and talent on a grand scale at the Collingwood Art Crawl on September 24! The new murals along with “Beehave” will be the first works displayed in the new “Walk the 400 Gallery”, a temporary art space at the waterfront promenade, to showcase local artists, promote creativity and enhance our beautiful waterfront. Enjoy the photos below.
Art at Riverside Park: The Town commissioned a series of individually engraved panels depicting local plant life, insects and birds for Riverside Park. Artist Myles Calvert is pictured below installing his artwork Spring 2016.
Labyrinth Sculpture: During the Summer Solstice in June 2016, a specially designed sculpture by well known local artist John McCaffrey, was unveiled at the Labyrinth at Harbourview Park. The prehistoric turtle, dubbed “Florence” is made with recycled and new mild steel and has a location for a geocache in the stone that the turtle's foot rests on.
Public Art Benches: As a result of a call to artists, artist Stephen Hogbin was selected to create two public art benches for the new boardwalk at Harbourview Park. The benches were installed on June 23, 2015.
Centennial Aquatic Centre Mural: In 2014 , the Town of Collingwood commissioned a mural for the lobby of the new Centennial Aquatics Centre. Rogue Goat artists Josh and Allison Hill are pictured below (standing left), completed the mural with input from local youth.
Environment Network Completes Mural: Kids in the Environment Network summer day camp had a unique canvas to paint on this summer, a storage container at Sunset Point Park. The Town commissioned artist Allison Hill to create a template for the mural based on the camp's themes, which the campers filled in over the summer.
Environment Network campers and counsellors in front of the complete mural at Sunset Point Park.
Side Launch mural re-installation: After spending the last two years in storage, the Side Launch Mural has once again found a home in downtown Collingwood. On October 2, 2014 Mayor Cooper, members of Council, and supporters gathered at the south west corner of First Street and Hurontario Street to celebrate the installation of Side Launch on the Loblaw Great Foods building. Fuhre Construction installed the mural and artists Allan Bender and John Nobrega of Blinc Studios completed the restoration.
Mayor Sandra Cooper joined by Mario Fatica, Vice President of Planning and Development at Loblaw Properties Limited and Nic Witriak, Store Manager
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