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Maple Ridge looking for artists for 150th celebration

City hall is planning public art projects
Murals will be part of the public art for Maple Ridge’s 150th anniversary celebrations. (Contributed)

The City of Maple Ridge is looking for artists to produce work that will be used in the celebration of the city’s 150th anniversary this summer.

City hall is planning a year of celebrations to mark the 150 years since Maple Ridge’s incorporation, and will create three public art projects with the foundational themes of Celebration, Heritage, and Reconciliation.

The city has made an open call for public art to identify experienced artists who can successfully complete these projects:

• Community Identifying Murals – Four medium-sized (mobile) murals, with community participation, that reflect Maple Ridge and its neighbourhoods. These murals would be painted during the spring and summer at neighbourhood events, and then showcased at a Maple Ridge 150 event in September.

• Performing Art Placemaking – Five performative art projects by dance and/or theatrical artists that engage and inspire residents. Performances could include flash mobs, dance lessons, showcases, and/or creative ways to celebrate MR150 through music, performance, and movement.

• Framing Maple Ridge – The installation of three or four frames throughout the community, that each highlight and draw attention to spectacular scenery and the community’s natural beauty. Frames will be installed prior to Sept. 1 and be temporarily placed for an unknown period, and it will be determined if it is feasible to leave them in place permanently.

The city asks that talented artists visit for the full request for qualifications.

The deadline for proposals is Feb. 16.

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Neil Corbett

About the Author: Neil Corbett

I have been a journalist for more than 30 years, the past decade with the Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows News.
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