The RMWB is looking for artists for their 7th annual Graffiti Abatement Mural Program.
The project was started to help stop graffiti artists from tagging public spaces.
This year, one artist or group will get the chance to help bring life to the Timberlea Community Park where there are blue sheds known for being tagged.
“A colleague had read that when you put up a mural it’s less likely to get tagged and it makes sense because taggers see personal, really good quality art and they don’t want to interfere with it,” said Alanna Bottrell, Community Strategist Coordinator with the RMWB.
She notes only one of the past six projects has been tagged.
Last year, the Bob Lamb Bandstand was chosen and now features paintings of musical animals across the interior roof. Bottrell says the artwork can be as creative as possible.
“We try not to limit it so we want to see what we can get come in so there is no theme, no particular guidelines. We just hope people take in mind the use of the space and the users of the space.”
A selection panel, made up of community members, will pick the winner.
Applications are due by April 27. For more information or to send in a piece of artwork head to the RMWB’s website.