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Celebrate 25 Years of Community with Art on the Trent

2023 marks the 25th anniversary of the amalgamation of the City of Quinte West in 1998. To celebrate, the City is kicking off its anniversary celebrations with the “25 Years of Community” photo exhibit, the first installation of the Art on the Trent public art program.

New outdoor art frames

In late 2022, the City purchased eight oversize outdoor photo frame structures to showcase rotating outdoor public art displays throughout the year in Quinte West.

The oversize art frames will be located in Riverfront Square, Centennial Park and Frankford Tourist Park.

The City now owns the frames and will use these pieces to continuously program public art in outdoor public spaces on an on-going basis.

“25 Years of Community” photo exhibit opens April 15

Opening on World Art Day, Saturday, April 15, the “25 Years of Community” exhibit will display 16 oversize outdoor photos that mark some of the people, places, events, milestones and transformations that have shaped Quinte West over the years. Submitted by community members, the photos will be on display in the art frame locations until the end of August.

Applications for chair painters have now closed.

Launching June 1, “I HEART Quinte West” is 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 25th anniversary celebrations, showcasing Quinte West’s community, multiculturalism, diversity and heritage.

Each chair has been individually painted by a local resident or community member and features designs that celebrate the personal and collective community experiences in our community. 

Chairs will be installed across all four wards of Quinte West including Batawa Natural Playground, Bain Park, Bleasdell Boulder, Compass Court, Frankford Tourist Park, Mount Pelion, Norm Mallory Park, Old Sidney Town Hall Park in Wallbridge, and Wooler Park among many others!

Visit your favourite Quinte West public spaces after June 1 and ‘pull up a chair’ to enjoy time outside in Quinte West.

June 27 is Multiculturalism Day in Canada honouring the many cultural communities that help build a strong and vibrant Canadian society.

To celebrate Multiculturalism Day in Quinte West, the City will engage a selection of community groups, organizations and residents to create a community mosaic mural that helps tell the story of our growing community as part of the City’s 25th anniversary.

Check back here and follow the City of Quinte West on social media for more updates on this project.

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