Media Release: What's the buzz? The Town of Midland to commission two new murals!
July 15, 2021 – Midland is combining its new status as a Bee City with its reputation as a mural community to create two Bee City Murals.
The Town is currently accepting proposals from visual artists who live in Simcoe County and who enjoy working with the public for this project. The themes of the murals will reflect bees, pollinators as well as pollinator-friendly plants and flowers.
“We're proud to be a Bee City and be part of the Bee City Canada program, and what better way to celebrate that in Midland than with beautiful new murals," said Mayor Stewart Strathearn. “We have a large talented group of artists in our region, and I can't wait to see the finished pieces. I know they'll create a real buzz with residents and visitors to Midland."
For one mural, the artist will conceive the design and facilitate community painting days to allow public participation. For the second mural, the selected artist will work with local high school students bringing them through the entire process of creating a mural from design concept to completion.
Artists interested in this project must submit their proposal to the Town by Friday, August 13, 2021, including a demonstration of their artistic ability as well as past experience either leading a community art engagement project or experience with or teaching all ages.
Each mural will measure 8'x16' with one mural being installed in David Onley Park and the other located in Little Lake Park.
For more information about this project, visit www.midland.ca/BeeCityMurals
The Town recognizes financial support received by the County of Simcoe to assist with some of the costs associated with completing this project.