Three brand-new public art installations at Airdrie parks were unveiled today by the City of Airdrie and ATB Financial.
The artwork, which is painted on sea cans at Chinook Winds Regional Park, Fletcher Regional Park, and the shelter at Nose Creek Park, were produced by three middle and high school kids from the community.
“I am proud to have the talent of Airdrie youth displayed as community art at Airdrie parks. We’re always working to provide our residents with the best quality of life and we recognize how much public art contributes to that. I’d also like to thank ATB Financial for joining hands with us for this great initiative,” said Mayor Peter Brown.
“These three art pieces are a great addition to the City of Airdrie’s public art portfolio. We’re grateful for this partnership with ATB and hope this art created by Airdrie youth is able to spark a thought or provide our community members with inspiration as they pass by them,” said Kim Harris, community developer at the City of Airdrie.
After a local youth contest with the theme "Powering Possibility for Albertans" saw the submission of artwork, this initiative was launched in June 2023. Kiera MacDonald, Victor Matthews, and Damoya Fearon are the three students who won. Each winner got a $300 scholarship reward from ATB Financial, and the winners were announced during airdrieFEST in September 2023.
“We were honoured to power this idea as it embodies our commitment to driving positive impact and improvement in the community, while also supporting youth,” said Tara Lockyer, Chief People, Culture, Brand and Communications officer at ATB Financial. “We hope Airdrie community members are inspired to power their own possibility through this moving artwork.”
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