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Online tour provides look at Brandon's colourful collection of murals

Posted by Adam in Recreation, 7/8, 4:48 PM

Last summer, a handful of otherwise unremarkable walls in the city's downtown core were brought to life thanks to an assortment of murals commissioned for creation on various pre-chosen buildings. Completed by artists originating from various points across Canada, the vibrant collection of works features themes ranging from a reminder of the importance of family and relationships to a nod to our interconnectedness.

Today as a more formal way of weaving it all together, the City of Brandon has launched an interactive self-guided mural walking tour. Via the link below, folks are able to with map and accompanying write-ups peruse each of nine of the downtown creations while learning a little about their meaning and creator at the same time.

The self-guided tour has been published at the link below, displaying equally as well on mobile devices that one is more likely to take along on an actual tour along with larger-screened devices:
https://bdnmb.maps.arcgis.com/apps/MapTour/index.html?appid=938515f03b074bcb9da79d3b4e28dabe

The murals were commissioned by the Downtown Public Art and Mural Committee, co-chaired by the Brandon Neighbourhood Renewal Corporation and the Brandon Downtown Development Corporation. An initial request for proposals had been put out in early 2019, with chosen artists' work being carried out between early May and September of last year.

A final mural is hopeful for completion later this year on 10th Street just South of Rosser Avenue .

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