City welcomes contemporary urban art with latest call for street art installations

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This news item was posted on 6/26/2019 12:04:00 PM and is an archived post

Call to Artists | Deadline: July 22, 2019 

Niagara Falls Culture is calling all artists to produce artistic images showcasing the history of 11 locations/buildings in the city. The selected art will be replicated in large formats and installed using a temporary wheat paste adhesive.

The purpose of this work is to provide a temporary installation of Street Art throughout Niagara Falls that will resonate with the history of the city, the local residents who may well remember the building’s earlier uses, and for the public to enjoy.

“Our goal is to start making art that aligns more with a contemporary urban environment,” says Clark Bernat, Manager of Museums and Culture. “Incorporating local historical sites is meant to engage residents and foster a connection between art and the viewer.”

There are 11 locations throughout Niagara Falls involved, representing a cross-section of locations, as well as themes. The art installation is anticipated to run August 3 to September 8, 2019, weather permitting.

The selected locations are:

  • Niagara Military Museum/Armoury
  • Canadian Specialty Castings
  • Chippawa Town Hall
  • Firehall Theatre
  • Heart Niagara
  • Hilton Hotel
  • Niagara Falls History Museum
  • Niagara Railway Bridge Underpass
  • Old Stone Inn Boutique Hotel
  • Post Foods Canada Corporation
  • Royal Canadian Legion

The Call opens on June 25, 2019 and closes on July 22, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. and is available to artists from Niagara Falls, Niagara Region, Haldimand and Hamilton, free of charge.

For full details, visit the Wheat Paste Art Project page.

For more information, contact:
Kim Van Stygeren
Cultural Program Assistant
City of Niagara Falls 
[email protected]   
905-356-7521 x5911

Posted on: 6/26/2019 12:04 PM - Category: Media Releases