Carol-Ann RyanPublic Art Coordinator Carol-Ann.Ryan@barrie.ca
Public art is visual art that exists in the public realm. It includes all works that are commissioned, purchased by, or donated to the City to be located in publicly accessible spaces.
Mural Routes in partnership with the City of Barrie are offering a series of mural making workshops for artists who reside in Simcoe County, Ontario. Three virtual workshops will be held on three consecutive Wednesday evenings in February. Workshop topics are as follows: Project Management: From Start to Finish; Materials and Techniques in Mural Making; Digital Design for Mural Making. A fee of $50 is required to attend this workshop series. Participants who complete all three workshops will be offered a place on the City of Barrie's public art roster and the opportunity to work on a future project with the City of Barrie. For more information or to register, visit barrie.ca/workshops
In October 2012, City Council approved its first
Public Art Policy, created by a committee of arts experts from Barrie and surrounding area. The policy established a Barrie Public Art Committee (BPAC) that works to raise the profile of public art and create a vibrant, animated city full of public art for all to enjoy.
The Barrie Public Art Guide features works in public spaces across Barrie, along with maps detailing their locations. Copies are available for pickup at City Hall and tourism outlets. Below are projects that have involved BPAC.
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