Artist selected as part of the Community Canvas Mural Project

August 25, 2022

News release
For immediate release

Artist Claire Crawford has been selected to paint a mural at the entrance to Cedar Hill Recreation and Arts Centre in Cedar Hill Park.

Saanich, BC –
The District of Saanich is pleased to announce that artist Claire Crawford has been selected as the inaugural artist as part of the Community Canvas Mural Project. Claire designed and will be leading the painting of a mural at the entrance to Cedar Hill Recreation and Arts Centre in Cedar Hill Park.

The Community Canvas Mural Project aims to enhance Saanich neighbourhoods and public spaces by integrating public art. The goal of the project is to inspire a sense of pride and belonging amongst residents and to celebrate community, culture and diversity through publicly accessible, engaging art.

“I was thrilled to see that the District of Saanich was running a program like this,” said Claire Crawford. “To be chosen as one of the three artists was an incredible feeling and I can’t wait to get started.”

The mural painting will begin on Monday, August 29 and will be completed by Thursday, September 1, subject to weather or any other unexpected delays.

“As part of this project, I’m planning to showcase my own unique style that focuses on the confluence of nature and social attributes within our culture,” said Crawford.

Get involved

A Community Painting Day is planned for Tuesday, August 30, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Community members are invited to register to contribute to the mural with Claire on site.

Register for the Community Painting Day on our Recreation page here.

The project

This initiative is part of the 2022 Community Canvas Mural Project, which will see the creation of three murals in Saanich parks during the summer and fall. As part of the selection process, artist proposals were reviewed through a two-stage process. Artists/creative professionals, a community member, and a Saanich staff member volunteered to be part of the Selection Committee, which evaluated submissions and made recommendations on which artist to choose for each site. Stay tuned for announcements of two upcoming murals later this month and into September.

Learn more

Find out more about the Community Canvas Mural Project at 2022 Community Canvas Mural Project | District of Saanich.

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Media contact:
Brenda Weatherston
Community Arts Programmer