Stony Plain is inviting residents to share their thoughts on public art in the community. A survey will be available from August 15 to September 15 to facilitate the development of the Town’s new public art strategy.

The new public art strategy will reflect on the history and future of the community and enliven the experience of Stony Plain for both residents and visitors. Stony Plain’s ‘Art in Public Places’ includes the Mural Program, which encompasses over 39 murals throughout the community, and the Public Art Program. The survey provides residents with an opportunity to share their views and their vision for the future of public art in Stony Plain.

“Developing a new public art strategy is a priority for Stony Plain that has been identified in both the Corporate Plan and Strategic Plan. We are excited to see this new strategy come together. This is a great opportunity for community members to share their ideas and play a part in shaping public art in Stony Plain,” says Mayor William Choy.

There are three ways community members can participate:

  1. Take the online survey
  2. Complete in-person surveys available at the Stony Plain Public Library, Multicultural Heritage Centre, Stony Plain and Parkland Pioneer Museum, Parkland Potters’ Guild, and Town Hall
  3. Attend an in-person discussion outside Town Hall during the Midsummer Thursdays event on August 18, 2022.

“Public art plays a pivotal role in building vibrant communities and improving livability. The new public art strategy will strengthen culture in Stony Plain and create more opportunities to enhance local tourism,” says Culture and Tourism Development Officer Chantelle Laberge. “Through the survey, we are hoping to gain deeper insight into how community members engage with public art currently, what they would like to see in future works, and how we can elevate art in Stony Plain.”

Visit the Stony Plain website to learn more about public art in the community.