The Uptown Mural Project is a community-inclusive and educative urban-art initiative within the community of Rutland, Kelowna BC, organized by Uptown Rutland Business Association. This week-long event will center around the painting of 5 large scale urban murals. Each of the mural's locations has been strategically selected creating a short walking tour within the Rutland Business Improvement Area.
The goals of this project are driven towards the beautification of Rutland, encouraging community involvement, increasing walkability within the business improvement area, and educating and inspiring youth through contemporary public art.
“URBAN ART AND ARTISAN MARKET”
FRIDAY AUG. 23RD 12-6 PM
SHEPHERD RD. TRANSIT EXCHANGE
“URBAN ART PARTY”
FRIDAY AUG. 23RD 6-10PM
KITSCH WINES, 3330 NEID RD. TIX @ www.kitschwines.ca
Rutland is filled with personality, community spirit and pride, so let’s add a bit of color! Rutland’s Business Improvement Area is primed to showcase some new street art murals that will be created by a few of the best Canadian mural artists in the business. In August, come witness the transformation of our streets as these professionals design a fresh look for a vibrant gathering place that will inspire people to experience, celebrate and create together.
With this newly animated space, we will be able to focus on more than just art... we will host events by enjoying music, local delicious foods, and support local businesses that neighbour on these storytelling murals. When we create space that brings together diverse people we are improving our community’s cultural, economic, social and ecological situation. This is just one of the goals BIA’s consistently work towards.