High River, AB: The Town’s Mural Ad Hoc Committee organized a short survey in April regarding the proposed design of two new murals for the community.
Approximately 600 surveys were completed online and through paper submissions at public events throughout the month.
“We were very pleased to see how many people took time from their day to fill out our survey,” says Amy Deuchar, chair of the Mural Ad Hoc Committee. “The community input on these murals will make them much more special and will further our town’s journey towards complete, communal recovery.”
The majority of respondents indicated they would like one of the new murals designed by a member of the local community and the other designed by a professional artist. Respondents also indicated that they would like to see bright, bold and vibrant colours used in these new designs.
“Responses were also evenly divided between people that want to see a traditional landscape and a more modern scene,” says Sarah Mitchell, parks and culture coordinator with the Town. “We will hopefully be able to incorporate both ideas in order to ensure that the town is accurately represented.”
The Town of High River and the Mural Ad Hoc Committee would like to thank all survey participants for sharing their feedback on this exciting project as these survey responses will help to guide the next steps of the process.
“Once the artists and final designs are chosen, the new murals are expected to be completed by June, 2016,” says Mitchell.
The Town of High River has received grant funding from the Calgary Foundation to create the new murals to be located in the downtown area.
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