Public Art

Celebrate the art and culture in Quinte West.

Call for community photos celebrating 25 Years of Community

2023 marks the 25th anniversary of the amalgamation of the City of Quinte West in 1998. To celebrate, the City is kicking off it’s anniversary celebrations with 25 Years of Community, an outdoor temporary public art exhibit.

The City’s 25 Years of Community exhibit will display Quinte West photos on oversize outdoor photo frames along the Trent River in Trenton and Frankford between April 15 and August 2023. More information about the exhibit launch and art locations will be shared on the City’s social media channels in the coming weeks.

Do you have electronic photos of the people, places, events, milestones and transformations that have shaped Quinte West over the last 25 years?

Residents, community members, hobbyist, amateur and professional photographers are invited to submit photos for display in the exhibit.

All photos must be high resolution, a minimum of 300 DPI and submitted electronically. Hard copy photos cannot be accepted.

Individuals submitting photos must be the owner of the photo(s) and be entitled to give permission to the City to use, reproduce and release the photo. Anyone that submits a photo to the City will be contacted to sign a photo release form.

Photo submissions can be e-transferred to by March 31, 2023. Please submit photos using an online file transfer service. Personal emails sent with large photo attachments cannot be accepted. 

This summer the City of Quinte West will launch “I HEART Quinte West” an interactive public art exhibit featuring decorative Muskoka chairs painted by local residents, families, community members, and amateur and professional artists. This public art exhibit is part of the City’s ‘Quinte West for All’ campaign, showcasing Quinte West’s community, multiculturalism, diversity and heritage, and celebrating 2023 as Quinte West’s 25th Anniversary

Each chair will be individually painted by a local resident or community member and feature designs that celebrate their personal and collective community experiences in our community. 

Chairs will be installed across all four wards of Quinte West, providing an exciting seek-and-find opportunity for residents and visitors to ‘pull up a chair’ and enjoy time in the city’s public spaces.

Call for Chair Painters – No experience necessary!

The City of Quinte Wests invites local residents, families, community members, and amateur and professional artists to apply to paint a Muskoka chair that will be installed in Quinte West this summer. 

All levels of creative talent are welcome! No experience is necessary. Pride and enthusiasm for living, working or playing in Quinte West is a must. The City is intentionally looking for a wide variety of colour, creative, and representative chair designs that truly celebrate everyone in Quinte West.

Application due date: March 31, 2023.

Application Process: 

Step 1: Download and complete the chair design form.

Step 2: Complete the online application and attach the design form.

Step 3: Submit your online form.

Download your chair design here. Once you are ready to submit it, fill out the form below. 

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