The Village is looking for mural artists to create 1 to 2 murals this summer to add to the Village’s wonderful collection of stone and painted murals. Paints will be supplied and an honorarium.
Individual artists, a groups of artists, or an artistically minded community group may apply and provide concepts for an individual mural or for all murals. The theme throughout the Village reflects the beauty of our natural surroundings and the mining and fishing history of the Village and area. Ideas incorporating indigenous representations of nature and heritage would be very welcome.
Colour digital or paper concepts are required. Concepts and quotes for service should be submitted to the CAO at the Village office by 4:00 pm on Wednesday, August 4th. Please call the office at 250-357-9433 or email the CAO at [email protected] if you have any questions.
July 13th – Submissions for the panels at the Recycling Depot have now closed. The deadline for the Fortis fence has been extended to Monday, August 9th at 4:00 p.m.
Fortis is generously allowing the Village mural space on the new fence around their compound. A triple panel will be available for painted murals on each side of the corner of Fourth Street and Sayward Avenue. Each of the six panels is 1.8m (6′) wide by 2.4m (7’10”) high, 4.37 sq.m. (47 sq.ft.). They could be home to one large mural wrapping around the corner or a separate mural on each street face or even six connected murals. The photo below shows the fence being installed.
The village would like to see concepts in keeping with theme of the current village murals – nature, water, mining, fishing – but are open to other ideas such as local recreational activities, a community “quilt”, or other images to salute Salmo or the heritage of the indigenous peoples of this area.
View the Salmo stone murals here.
Lions Park/Recycling Depot
To complete our recycling fence on Glendale Avenue, shown at left, we are looking for artists to create either one or both painted murals on either side of the stone mural created and installed in 2020. The theme for this venue is the Salmo River and nature. The murals will be assessed on how they compliment the stone mural and continue the story it is telling. Concepts can be abstract or literal.