Happy Trails to You
The Trail Art Project starting to take shape
The Trail Art Project is an initiative of Recreation & Parks Services. It provides opportunities to showcase local artists while encouraging trail use and making new connections between trail users and art.
Themed around local cultural and natural heritage, the public art installations will be permanent attractions along prominent sections of recreational trails in the Municipality of Chester and strategically located at access points to our various communities.
A budget of up to $6,000 was allocated to each location, provided by the Department of Municipal Affairs and Housing through the Beautification and Streetscaping Program. The artwork is scheduled for completion and installation by July 30.
We are excited to update community members about the project. The seven artists or artist teams selected have been working away on their installations in their homes and their studios, getting ready to put their artwork along the trails across the Municipality.
For a sneak peek at the art and to learn more about these talented artists head over to www.chester.ca/trailart and select "Meet the Artists". You will see what the artists have planned, plus get to know the artists themselves.
Over the coming months, trail users who come across artists and Municipal staff working on the trails are welcome to stop and chat about the project. Keep in mind, we may have small areas closed off to public during construction, or trail closures during installation to ensure everyone's safety.