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Chemainus Festival of Murals Society Tour – Chemainus
May 19 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Join Chemainus Festival of Murals Society members to tour and celebrate the dedication of five new art installations as well as two new murals in the original Historical Series in Chemainus
Saturday, May 19, 2018 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
The Mural Festival on May 19, officially dedicating five pieces in the Society’s new Community Art series as well as two new murals in the original Historical Series, and a ‘welcome back’ salute to the Steam Train on Bridge over Chemainus River mural that was removed with the demolition of the old Visitor’s Centre and Fire Hall.
Celebrations will start at 11 am on May 19, at the Orca mural on the Chemainus Ace Hardware building at 9630 Chemainus Rd.
The Town Crier will announce each piece of art, while a piper and drummer will lead participants to the Kew Gardens Flagpole mural on the Back to Britain Pubs building.
From there the group will move to Willow Street for Lest We Forget on the Post Office, and the aforementioned Steam Train… on the Telus Building. Then it is off to The Five Cent Candy Bar War mural on Neighbourhood House.
The tour ends at the Chemainus Labyrinth in Waterwheel Park around 12:15.
Festivities continue at Waterwheel Square with entertainment provided by Masimba Marimba from Bopoma Music.
Chemainus Rotary Club members will be barbequing hotdogs and serving drinks (by donation) and there will be activities for children, as well as prize draws for those who get a Mural Passport stamped at each of the art induction ceremonies.