November 14, 2023/FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Today, the City of Airdrie, in partnership with ATB Financial, unveiled three new public art pieces installed at Airdrie parks. The art is created by three winning local middle and high school students and painted onto sea cans located at Chinook Winds Regional Park and Fletcher Regional Park as well as the shelter at Nose Creek Park.
“I am proud to have the talent of Airdrie youth displayed as community art at Airdrie parks. We’re always working to provide our residents with the best quality of life and we recognize how much public art contributes to that. I’d also like to thank ATB Financial for joining hands with us for this great initiative,” said Mayor Peter Brown.
“These three art pieces are a great addition to the City of Airdrie’s public art portfolio. We’re grateful for this partnership with ATB and hope this art created by Airdrie youth is able to spark a thought or provide our community members with inspiration as they pass by them,” said Kim Harris, community developer at the City of Airdrie.
This initiative came to fruition in June 2023 as a result of a contest for local youth to submit artwork with the theme of “Powering Possibility for Albertans.” The three winners are high school students Damoya Fearon, Victor Matthews and Kiera MacDonald. The winners were announced at airdrieFEST in September 2023 and each received a scholarship reward of $300 from ATB Financial.
“We were honoured to power this idea as it embodies our commitment to driving positive impact and improvement in the community, while also supporting youth,” said Tara Lockyer, Chief People, Culture, Brand and Communications officer at ATB Financial. “We hope Airdrie community members are inspired to power their own possibility through this moving artwork.”
To view images of the installed art, please visit airdrie.ca/publicart.