Make your mark on downtown Victoria mural

Unique project allows artists, others to contribute to mural mosaic

Downtown Victoria Business Association program director Jeremy Ambers

The Downtown Victoria Business Association is inviting professionals and amateurs alike to create a unique mosaic mural.

As part of the association’s Art History 150 project, artist Steve Milroy designed a scaled version of the mural, Justice.

He then split the art into 120 individual two-foot-by-two-foot panels, which will be presold for $50 and can be painted by the donor – or assigned to an artist – creating a unique mosaic.

“This project is about working to create a sense of community while increasing the visual appeal of the downtown,” association general manager Ken Kelly said in a statement.

Once complete, the mural will be installed at 533 Chatham St.

“I’ve never done a mural mosaic, but it probably won’t be my last,” said Milroy, who also runs Wonderworks.

Donors who contribute to the project will be honoured by name on a bronze plaque affixed to the mural.

All money collected goes toward the project’s production costs.

Donation brochures are available at the DVBA office at 20 Centennial Sq., or at the artist space at 17 Market Square which people can visit on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays in August.

The project is a collaboration with the Victoria Integrated Court.

dpalmer@vicnews.com

 

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