Open Air Gallery Ready to Launch in Pugwash
Pugwash Communities in Bloom are ready to install the first panels in their Open Air Gallery.
The first two art panels will be installed this week at the Train Station/Library and the former firehall next to the Coop.
The Open Air Gallery will highlight the work of local artists with installations, large and small, on public and private buildings throughout the community.
The work is enlarged and produced on weather-sturdy ‘alupanels’, along with appropriate descriptions, in a three stage program.
Stage one involved the planning, art selections, formal agreements with artists and property owners, and funding.
Stage two will involve further enhancement with participation by area youth.
In the end, the open air gallery will have a website and a descriptive circuit to guide viewers throughout the community.
CiB is one of fifty organizations to benefit from the Nova Scotia Beautification and Streetscaping Program. The only group in Cumberland County, CiB received a $10,000 grant to support the project.
The program will not only be a decorative boost to the community, but will also promote local artists and the growing art community.
The photos show a sample of how the installations may look, although sizes and works will vary from one location to another.
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