Downtown Bench Beamsville seeks to create a “Walking Art Gallery”

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Posted by Don Redmond

Posted on September 22, 2021 at 11:33 a.m.

Downtown Bench Beamsville is looking for 14-16 artists to help add color to their “Alleyway 2.0 Walking Art Gallery”.

The group states, “The goal of this project is to transform a pedestrian path (lane) into a 200-foot public art gallery that promotes exploration and fun when traveling between a local community center and the downtown. city.

They said the vision for the west side of the trail is to have local artists create a piece of art using their artistic vision and style that will be hung from the chain link fence to create an art gallery ambulant. Each artwork will have a virtual component with each artist’s name and a QR code that can be easily scanned to display the artist’s online gallery and further explore their creative masterpieces.

The group has covered the east side of the chain link fence as they will be showcasing Aboriginal-style woven artwork to “create a colorful message to the community.” Actively celebrating Indigenous artwork and working with their community is an important step in actively recognizing truth and reconciliation in the community.

The group added that the alley is used daily as an active commuting and pedestrian route and “The addition of these improvements adds tremendous value in cultural, aesthetic and economic vitality of a community and contributes to the identity of a community, promotes community pride and a sense of belonging and improves the quality of life of residents and visitors.

Artists looking for more details can check out:
Complete application form for the traveling art gallery BIA.pdf

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