In 2017 Canada will turn 150 years old. Which leads to the Canada 150 Mosaic Project, an initiative in which the Mural Mosaic team will create a mural including all provinces and territories, over 80,000 paintings and 150 individual murals that, when united, will form one gigantic mural mosaic. This mural, if ever connected, would be over 365 meters wide (the equivalent of four football fields)!
The mural will represent a cultural mosaic, a time capsule, a visual portrayal of history, an art masterpiece from the soul of the nation. Only five – fifteen communities per province are eligible to participate in this collaborative mural mosaic and Creative Airdrie is proud to be a part of it! Between September 15 – 17, 2017, 450 Airdrie residents will take part in a community painting workshop during which they will be encouraged to leave their mark by creating a painting that represents their community from their own creative perspective. Each painting will be a story and will become part of a much bigger story as they are assembled into a large mural grid, magically transforming the paintings into a unified mosaic that represents Airdrie. The community mural will then be permanently assembled and protected.
For additional details on the Canada 150 Mosaic, visit www.canada150mosaic.com.