October 7, 2021 – The number of murals in Midland is growing! The Town of Midland is commissioning small murals to continue to beautify the town.
“Midland is renown as a mural community and these new, small murals are going to inject new colour and vibrancy throughout town, further enhancing the pedestrian and visitor experience," said Mayor Stewart Strathearn.
Simcoe County artists are invited to submit their original proposals by October 28. Subject matter and themes may be abstract or relate to the town's history, heritage, culture, natural elements and/or proximity to Georgian Bay. 28 2'x2' murals and one 4'x4' mural will be commissioned.
“By commissioning smaller works, we allow more artists, of all ages, to participate with varied styles and voices represented, reflecting the amazing talent from our community and surrounding area," continued Mayor Strathearn.
Artists selected for this project will be supplied with a lightweight aluminum panel to complete their painting and will receive an honourarium.
The murals completed from this call, as well as the nearly 40 paintings the Town hung on the construction fencing in 2020 to create an outdoor art gallery, will be installed at the Town Harbour and other public locations in 2022.
For further details and the application form for this project, visit www.Midland.ca/Community-Art-Murals
Earlier this year an evaluation of the existing murals in the downtown was completed and funding opportunities to restore these works are being investigated.