Take a walk, enjoy some art

City of White Rock releases map outlining public art destinations.

Public art in White Rock

Though the Fall Festival of the Arts is winding down, the City of White Rock is encouraging art lovers to continue to enjoy and support the local art scene year-round with the release of a public-art walking map.

The map aims to showcase “a plethora of public art in the community,” according to a news release issued earlier this week.

The map divides the city into two walking routes – uptown and waterfront – and highlights art installations along each route.

In addition to specific installations found throughout White Rock, the map also suggests walkers take note of other artwork not part of the official public-art program – everything from sculptures in building lobbies to murals that adorn the facades of many buildings around town.

White Rock’s commitment to public art is funded through the city’s $50,000-per-year Public Art Reserve, the release notes.

“A successful public-art program helps communities develop a sense of pride and ownership in public places and neighbourhoods,” said White Rock Mayor Wayne Baldwin.

“As a city, we continue to prioritize the arts and invest in opportunities that grow and showcase our public-art collection.”

The public-art walking map can be found online at www.whiterockcity.ca/publicart

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