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: Temporary Exhibit
Artist: Aggie Armstrong
Artist Statement: The four benches incorporated Downtown Tillsonburg BIA's themes: shop, live, eat and explore. Themes were infused with fun and whimsy with floating representations, and artist's abstract swathes of paint, all threaded together by the inclusion of the red location pin emoji.
About the BIA: Downtown Tillsonburg BIA uses the combined strength of all the members in the Business Improvement Area to beautify and promote the downtown in order to maintain a retail shopping district capable of meeting the day to day and specialty needs of residents.
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.