HRM inviting residents to paint the streets of Halifax’s North End (Literally)

HRM release:

The Halifax Regional Municipality is inviting residents to participate in a series of public art painting events in Halifax’s North End.

As part of the municipality’s “Ride with Me” project, three artists have worked with students from Joseph Howe Elementary School to design a series of street murals that will be painted at seven intersections along Creighton and Maynard streets. The murals will be on the curl extensions at these intersections, which serve as a measure to encourage more cyclists and pedestrians to enjoy the space.

Members of the community are invited to join in painting the pieces.

The painting days will take place on the following dates at the following intersections:

  • Sunday, June 9 – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Creighton and Buddy Daye streets
    • Creighton and Cunard streets
    • Maynard and Cunard streets
  • Saturday, July 6 – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Maynard and Nora Bernard streets
    • Creighton and Nora Bernard streets
    • Creighton and Cogswell streets

Students from Joseph Howe Elementary School will be painting the intersection outside of their school, at Creighton and Charles streets, on Thursday, June 6. Please note this portion of the project is not open to the wider public.

The featured artists are Elyse Moir, Vanessa Thomas and Holly Carr.

An unveiling event will be held in September, where residents are invited to ride their bikes down Creighton and Maynard streets to see the completed work.

Residents can expect road closures around the intersection of Creighton and Maynard streets.

This project is made possible by a grant from Bloomberg Philanthropies under their Asphalt Art Initiative.

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