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Friday, February 14, 2020

Artist Call for Artistic River Village

Paisley | by Megan Johnson  

The Village of Paisley is seeking an artist to complete a new Butterfly Mural

Paisley's Believe Art Piano 

The growing Paisley Artscape Society (PAS) has placed a "Call for Artists" to create Paisley's next piece of public art which will be hung at the Paisley Community Centre.

The Society is looking for an interactive butterfly mural and artist have until Feb 21 to submit their creations.

President of PAS, Ken Cormack says there is a rough timeline to have the mural installed by the end of May.

"We're just trying to create an environment there that entices people to come to sit and relax and enjoy the community," says Cormack.

That location will also include chess boards, some benches and a piano.

Since 2018 through support with the County of Bruce and Municipality of Arran-Elderslie the Village of Paisley has morphed into the "Artistic River Village" showcasing five new murals.

"About a half-dozen local artist have been involved in helping to create the art that has graced our downtown and there's a wealth of them around. I suspect there's going to be quite a challenge when it comes to selecting which design to go with."

Cormack adds it's a "Great problem to have" and PAS wants to create an environment in Paisley that would be attractive to new people and businesses to thrive.

The project is working with the support of the Power Workers' Union and the Municipality Arran-Elderslie.

Submissions can be submitted to Ken Cormack at kcormack@bmts.com.

The maximum budget is $1,200 and artist must supply 3-10 images of previous work and send between 1-5 renderings of their butterfly mural.

More information can be found on the PAS Facebook page.

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