Summer is here and the amazing hand painted community banners line the streets of Campbell River! The Campbell River Arts Council would like to thank all of the wonderful schools, community groups and individuals that contributed to this year’s Banner Project. The theme ‘Diversity Lives Here’ is in celebration of the Immigrant Welcome Centre’s 20th Anniversary.
Over 70 locally painted banners have been hung around town (including Pier Street, The Spit, outside Robron School and, of course, in our neighbourhood of Willow Point). Banners painted for this project have graced our streets since 1992. All the banners will be taken down in time for the Annual Banner Silent Auction to be held at the Tidemark Art Gallery this fall.
The Banner Project is truly a community based initiative for Campbell River to be proud of! Thanks to Public Works for once again hanging the banners. The Arts Council would also like to extend its appreciation to Cheslie Krentz and all of the volunteers that assisted with the Project, and a special thank you to all the artists.