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Coquitlam may be getting a touch-up.
The city is inviting professional artists to apply for a 2023-2024 mural program intended to: “beautify the city and enliven commercial areas to increase the appeal of Coquitlam for residents, businesses, and visitors.”
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Working on the themes of “belonging and diversity,” selected artists will be asked to create murals at three locations in the city.
The Spirit Square parking lot at 1198 Pinetree Way is set to get a 3,400 square foot mural.
The space at 953 Brunette Ave. is slated to get two murals of 960 and 192 square feet, respectively.
The city is also planning for a 320-square foot mural at 928 Brunette Ave.
The city is set to judge submissions based on mural experience, an ability to produce murals that reflect community identity, and an ability to work with city staff, the community, and the area businesses.
“The murals also need be visually appealing, not promote any goods and services of any businesses, and shall not violate any federal, provincial, or local laws,” according to guidelines posted by the city. “The artwork shall not convey partisan politics, negative imagery, religious, and/or sexual content.”
Submissions must be filed by 2 p.m. Friday.