The City of Quinte West marks the conclusion of its 25th anniversary year with the unveiling of a community mural in the lobby of City Hall. The 8-foot ‘Quinte West Mosaic’ mural features over 300 tiles individually painted by Quinte West community members during the City’s Multiculturalism Day celebrations on June 27, 2023. The artwork on the tiles celebrates some of the imagery, history and stories of the growing Quinte West community. The mural is a great representation of collaboration and the arts in Quinte West.
The unique Quinte West-inspired mosaic mural design was created and assembled by Canada Mosaic Murals using 3-inch tiles painted by participants from local schools, art clubs, service clubs and community organizations. The mural is permanently installed on the main floor at Quinte West City Hall, 7 Creswell Dr., Trenton, and is available for viewing during City Hall building hours Monday to Saturday.
“I am thrilled to see this beautiful piece of public art created by local community members on display for residents and visitors to enjoy at Quinte West City Hall,” says Mayor Jim Harrison. “The ‘Quinte West Mosaic’ mural unites our community in all the beautiful ways that make Quinte West a great place to live, work and play.”
“The process of bringing the ‘Quinte West Mosaic’ to life was truly inspiring,” says Jaclyn Grimmon, Director of Community Services and Strategic Partnerships. “Witnessing individuals from all backgrounds and ages contribute their creativity to this project was exciting to watch and be a part of and a great initiative to celebrate the City’s 25th anniversary.”
2023 marks the 25th anniversary of amalgamation in the City of Quinte West. As part of the public celebrations this year, the City featured a number of free community activities including Quinte West Fest at Riverfest, a summer Movies in the Park series in all four wards, a glow party, a community corn roast, and a Citizenship Ceremony.
Visit quintewest.ca/QW25 to find out more about the continuing celebrations through the end of 2023.