Much fanfare surrounded Downtown Brandon’s unveiling of a series of murals last year, and for good reason. They’ve added much colour and personality to the city’s core area and ignited an interest in many folks in the appreciation of outdoor art.
As Brandon stakes it’s claim to the title of new kid on the block in the outdoor art space in Westman, the motherload of outdoor works sits just 45 minutes South of the City.
Scattered throughout the town of Boissevain are a total of 17 murals that pay homage to the area’s history. As a collective the murals hold the status of Manitoba Star Attraction, one of just 12 in the Westman region.
The newest mural, created in 2019
Sawmill mural on The Hand Crafter
A work on the Boissevain-Morton firehall
As the weather turns, the murals and the search to locate them are one activity that can be done from the comfort of one’s vehicle, rain (snow) or shine. A full list of each mural including details on title, theme and location is available on the town website at:
A reminder that Boissevain, like Brandon, falls within the Prairie Mountain Health region. That means that as of the time of this posting it falls under the same “Orange” restrictions in place elsewhere in the region as it pertains to mandatory mask usage and gatherings outdoors and in. To learn more on the present state of the region you can visit http://www.manitoba.ca/covid19/restartmb/prs/prairie_mountain/index.html
Boissevain is approximately 70km South of Brandon on Highway 10.