The Halifax Regional Municipality is inviting residents to participate in the Paint the Street Placemaking Project – a community-led, group-oriented mural painting by Mi-kmaw artist Tayla Fern Paul at the intersection of Larch Street and Jennings Street.
This event will take place on Saturday, September 23 from 12 noon to 5 p.m. In the event of rain, a new date will be set.
In partnership with Dalhousie University and in response to the community’s shared desire to address excessive drinking and unsanctioned street parties, this project aims to bring together neighbours, students, and the larger community to creatively promote connection and mutual respect in the area. The mural’s design will promote themes of community connection, responsibility, and well-being. In addition to the mural painting, residents will also be able to enjoy time together while sharing food and entertainment.
The project is led by local residents and supported by the municipality’s Neighbourhood Placemaking program. This annual program supports initiatives encouraging neighbours to connect with one another through a community project. Recipients receive training, guidance, and up to $1,500 in funding for their neighbourhood project. Projects may include street paintings, neighbourhood benches, community film screenings, and more.
This work aligns with the municipality’s vision of supporting welcoming and liveable communities as well as its work with Dalhousie University on the Community Engagement on Street Party Culture initiative.