This Tuesday, Aug. 20, graffiti artists, muralists, youth, skateboarders, BMXers and community supporters will converge at the Sechelt Skateboard Park on Cowrie Street for Paint the Park.
This free all-day event will result in the creation of amazing new artwork and make the park a more appealing place for all. It is also a chance for local youth to show off their creativity for the community to see.
“The aim of this community project is to bring together local youth and artists in the creation of public artworks that will result in a fresh look for our skateboard park,” said arts coordinator Siobhán Smith.
The sides of the skateboard ramps and outer walls of the skateboard park will be painted with murals in graffiti-style street art. Three highly skilled local artists: Ben Tour, Chris ‘OPEK’ Mewhort, and Davyd Oram will be on site creating their own artworks and helping to teach youth the techniques of outdoor mural painting and street art.
All skateboarders, BMXers, local youth, artists and supporters are invited to join the fun.
“Bring your creativity, and we’ll supply the paint,” Smith said. “Even if you don’t have an artistic bone in your body, you should plan to visit the skateboard park at lunch time to watch the artists and enjoy live music by The Mama’s Boys and DJs Aerion & Stimz. We’ll even have free lunch courtesy of Sechelt Subway.”
Check out the Paint the Park event online on the District of Sechelt’s Facebook page.