Voting is live! Help us earn City of Victoria Participatory Budgeting funds for Curbside Colour: Indigenous art on asphalt at traffic-calming locations in Victoria.
Greater Victoria Placemaking Network is collaborating with Indigenous artists to create colourful curbside murals at Victoria traffic-calming locations
Curbside Colour is a demonstration project to add bright, meaningful designs by Indigenous artists to two traffic-calming locations on Victoria streets. By painting asphalt surfaces inside the posts where The City of Victoria has narrowed roadways or extended walk space, we will create joyful places for residents and visitors to pause. The street murals will connect us to Indigenous imagery and history. The art will deepen our sense of place, stimulating conversation and connection.
One location at Quadra Street near Burdett, and one at Vancouver Street and Burdett will be transformed through this project, to demonstrate how this artistic element can be applied in dozens of similar situations across the City and the region.
The design and the artists’ commentary about them will also be shared on victoriaplacemaking.ca and through social media. (Quadra St illustration shown above featuring ‘Arbutus Flood Story’ by Jesse Campbell.)
By making traffic-calming installations attractive and interesting, we will increase awareness of alternative, constructive, uses of public rights-of-way. In future years, we will work with The City of Victoria, schools, and neighbourhood groups to promote their own Curbside Colour initiatives.
$ 50,000 in Participatory Budgeting funding is available for community-led projects in 2021/22. Members of the public are invited to vote. The projects that receive the most votes will be funded.
Vote here > https://engage.victoria.ca/pb