This project is part of I HeART Main Street, a program supporting Business Improvement Areas (BIAs) with the support they need to activate their main streets through public art and placemaking. This program engages BIAs, local artists and businesses across Ontario to create more vibrant and safe communities.
Project Type: Permanent Exhibit
Artist: Jocelyn Kearns
Artist Statement: Inspired by the neighbourhood, Jocelyn Kearns painted sky colours and textures, water patterns and plant forms. She found the process of mixing colours based on nature’s palette to be very soothing. Being passionate about water and having recently gotten into paddle boarding, being involved in this particular project was a blessing to her. She appreciated the input on the designs, as well as the creative liberty that was offered every step of the way.
About the BIA: Belle River– On the Lake BIA’s mission is to cultivate an environment that promotes growth, connections and prosperity. It is an excellent community within the Municipality of Lakeshore to visit, explore, play, retire, dine or shop. Visit the unique merchants, lovely planters, street decor, and beautiful parks! Experience the Lake at the Marina and Beach, with an abundance of wildlife, fish, birds and trails. Belle River– On the Lake has it all!
Thank you to our additional supporters!
I HeART Main Street, presented in partnership with RBC Royal Bank and ShowLoveTO produced by the City of Toronto, is generously supported by the Canada Healthy Communities Initiative funded by the Government of Canada, Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council, funding provided by the Government of Ontario.