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Pointe-Claire looking for artists to paint public mural in village



Pointe-Claire is seeking proposals for a permanent mural — around the theme of water — that will be featured on the concrete walls of the pumping station located near Lac St. Louis.


John Mahoney / Montreal Gazette

Pointe-Claire is looking for an artist to create a permanent mural on the concrete walls of the pumping station, a pyramid-shaped concrete structure located at 246 Lakeshore Rd., near the eastern entrance to the Pointe-Claire Village.

A call for submissions is already underway with a March 8 deadline to receive applications from individual artists, a group of artists or a recognized organization interested in the project.

A selection committee, made up of members of the Pointe-Claire Public Art Committee and independent experts, “will review each of the files submitted to choose the artist or team of artists who will be responsible for carrying out this water-themed project on the concrete walls of the pumping station,” the city said.

“With the creation of this mural, the city also hopes to have this structure blend in more seamlessly with its immediate surroundings, namely a park bordered by a bike path running along Lac St-Louis.”

The chosen project will be announced June 3, with the official inauguration of the mural set for this September.

The chosen candidate will have a maximum budget of $25,000, plus taxes (including professional fees, equipment, materials, etc.).

For more information on submissions, contact Jacinthe Blanchard-Pilon, project manager of Special Cultural and Artistic Events, at 514-630-1220, ext. 1779, or by email: [email protected]

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