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New murals slated for Sechelt skateboard park

Graffiti artists, muralists, youth, skateboarders, BMXers and community supporters will converge on the Sechelt Skateboard Park, 5904 Cowrie Street, for ‘Paint the Park’ – a free all-day event on Tuesday, August 20 designed to make the park a more appealing place for all. It is also a chance for local youth to show off their creativity for the community to see.

“The aim of this community project is to bring together local youth and artists in the creation of

public artworks that will result in a fresh look for our Skateboard Park,” said Siobhán Smith, Arts Coordinator for the District of Sechelt.

The sides of the ramps and outer walls of the skateboard park will be painted with graffiti-style ‘street art’ murals overseen by three highly skilled local artists – Ben Tour, Chris “OPEK” Mewhort, and Davyd Oram. The trio will be on site creating their own artworks and introducing youth to the techniques of outdoor ‘street art’ mural painting.

All are welcome to join the fun! “Bring your creativity and we’ll supply the paint!” Smith offered. “Even if you don’t have an artistic bone in your body, plan to visit the Skateboard Park at lunchtime to watch the artists and enjoy live music by The Mama’s Boys and DJs Aerion & Stimz. We’ll even have free lunch courtesy of Sechelt Subway!”

To keep updated on the event, check out the Paint the Park event online via the District of Sechelt Facebook page. Support for this project is provided by the District of Sechelt’s Arts Coordinator and Parks Department with funding from the District of Sechelt’s Community Crime Prevention Reserve.

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