Public Art Project Renaissance on Hunter is underway

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Hunter Street August 2021

Peterborough, ON – Renaissance on Hunter public art installations are underway with the selection of artists for the Artists’ Garden Project and the Road Mural Project that are taking place on Hunter Street between George and Aylmer streets.

Renaissance on Hunter is a public art initiative that is coordinated through the City of Peterborough public art program in partnership with the Downtown Business Improvement Area (DBIA) and GreenUP.

The Artists’ Garden Project

Earlier this week the two artists selected for the Artists’ Garden Project installed their gardens. The Artists’ Garden entitled “Dog Park” was created by Krista Ourlette and Cathy Ogrodnik’s Artists’ Garden is called “Avian Dreams”.

The two remaining garden sites are being created in collaboration with GreenUp and the DBIA.

The Road Mural Project

Later this month, the artists selected for the Road Mural Project will install a series of temporary murals directly on the asphalt to further animate the on-street areas that have been closed to traffic to temporarily create new pedestrian spaces.

Site 1: Aaron Robitaille – Odoonabii

Site 2: Josh Morley – Glacial Formation

Site 3: Brooklin Holbrough – Flight of the Pollinators

Site 4: -Nuin-Tara Morin – Nothing Out of Reach

City Public Art Projects are reviewed by selection committees composed of five members of the community with interests or expertise in contemporary art, architecture, design, engineering, history, or cultural tourism.

The section of Hunter Street where Renaissance on Hunter is taking place is part of the temporary changes to the downtown to create more pedestrian and patio spaces for the patio season. Hunter Street between George and Aylmer streets is temporarily made into a one-lane, one-way street westbound to create additional patio and pedestrian spaces. In other parts of the downtown, participating businesses create additional patio space by using the on-street parking area that is adjacent to their business. The DBIA partners with the City by maintaining the plants in the planter boxes that are placed alongside decorative fencing for the new patio and pedestrian spaces.