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: Jennifer Ilett
Artist Statement: Jennifer Ilett created two artworks displayed in Timmins, Ontario. Timmins is a community that thrives in nature, and Ilett wanted to capture the joy of spending time outdoors (particularly after a long winter spent in lockdown). One of the artworks is based on the forest, featuring a woman hiking with her dog. The other is based on water activities, with a number of people out on a lake using various watercrafts. For both pieces, Ilett used ultra bright colours to mimic how vivid life feels in the summertime.
Jennifer's art was displayed at 166 3rd Ave, 264 3rd Ave and 74 Pine St. S in Timmins, Ontario
Water and Hiking
About the BIA: Downtown Timmins supports and empowers our 250 member businesses by fostering an economically strong, diverse, inviting, and active downtown. Downtown Timmins is affectionately known as the Heart of the City. Downtown Timmins hosts many promotions throughout the year and beautifies its streetscape with seasonal décor. Downtown Timmins comprises of heritage buildings, office buildings, retail storefronts, restaurants and residential units that have been renovated for professional service providers.
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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.