Collingwood Community Art Project

Project Description

The first pieces of the art project were released to the public on Family Day resulting in contributions from more than 70 families taking part in the events at Central Park Arena on February 20.

The mural is comprised of 150+ multi coloured and shaped pieces that celebrate the diversity of Canada’s regions and cultures. Each coloured segment will be a canvas on which families and individuals can contribute their own creative flair to the completed mural. When embellishing their piece, painters will be reminded to think about our community, culture, people, stories or natural surroundings. The pieces will form a maple leaf, the same way that communities and cultures collectively form the fabric of Canada,” describes mural designer Shane Durnford. “Each distinctive painting will be collectively mounted on small blocks of varying depths to create shadow and dimension. The maple leaf will radiate outwards, representing our future.”

The mural template was designed by Shane Durnford, a visual branding designer and master sign crafter living in Collingwood with experience in community art projects. He graduated from Toronto’s George Brown Typography and Design curriculum in 1981. The final mural will be 8 feet tall and approximately 24 feet long. Later this year it will be mounted at the “Walk the 400” Gallery along the waterfront promenade.

The next opportunity for families to contribute to the Canada 150 community mural project is during the Canada Day festivities July 1 in downtown Collingwood.


Project Goal

For residents to take part in a fun, collaborative recreational activity and build the Canada Day mural.

Current and Needed Partners

Town of Collingwood
Collingwood Public Library


This project hopes to engage: 70 participants.

Date and Time

Start Date: 20/02/2017
End Date: 01/07/2017

Time of Day: 11am-3pm


Project Contact: Town of Collingwood
Telephone: 705-444-2500 ext 3287
Website: Visit Collingwood Community Art Project Website

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