A temporary public art project that brings original works by local and regional artists to patios throughout the downtown.
With patio fencing serving as a canvas, Brightening Barriers offers an opportunity to turn the “barrier" of imposed separation into a collective artistic experience. This project supports visual artists by highlighting regional artists and original works of art. This project is organized by the Barrie Public Art Committee.
Nine restaurant patios in Barrie's downtown now have temporary art installations displayed on their patio fencing, and residents and visitors can explore downtown Barrie and support local businesses while appreciating the original works. The exhibition is on display until September 30, 2022.
|Location||Artist and piece name|
|Michael & Marion’s|
89 Bayfield St.
|Garden Party by PRNT Collective|
37 Dunlop Street West
|Sweet Moves by Katie Green|
82 Dunlop Street East
|Peace by Neda Mazhab Jafari|
|Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery |
107 Dunlop Street East
|Compliment Clouds by Petra Victoria|
125 Dunlop Street East
|Why We Knit by Tracey Anne Martin|
49 Mary Street
|North Winds by Amy Bagshaw|
10 Dunlop Street East
|The Land Between Rama and Barrie I & II by The Birdbath Collaboration|
|Kenzington Burger Bar|
40 Dunlop Street East
|It's a Dog's Life by Christina Luck|
|Groovy Tuesday's Bistro |
73 Collier Street
|How it Rolls at the Pond by Rod Prouse|
Artists were compensated for their work. The project was made possible by several sponsors: B + C Real Estate, Baytowne Hyundai, Carroll Heyd Chown LLP, the Downtown Barrie BIA, Flying Monkeys, Jackson’s Toyota, Joan and Bob Gilroy, Liz and Barry Peacock, Podhradsky Medicine Professional Corporation, and Royal Homes.