Port Credit Muskoka Chairs

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: Steven Twigg

Artist Statement: Steven has always made connections through humour. Naturally, he likes to bring this element into his work whenever possible. Steven’s hope is that this helps foster connections between the city and the people in it, or at least creates some welcomed moments of levity.

This set of works play off the shape of muskoka chairs to create flip flops and a fun, care-free feeling, the kind one gets when vacationing in a port town. Each flip flop is adorned with fun little scenes to explore on the distinctly Port Credit themes of nautica and nature. This multi-level experience of an initial draw followed by a deeper, curiosity-filled exploration parallel the experience of Port Credit for Steven.

1 Port Street East, Mississauga, Ontario L5G 4N1, Canada
  • <p>Port Credit Muskoka Chairs (rendering)</p><p>Artist: <a href="https://stepspublicart.org/artist-roster/katrina-canedo/">S</a><a href="https://stepspublicart.org/artist-roster/steven-twigg/">teven Twigg</a></p><p>BIA: Port Credit BIA</p>

About the BIA: Since the Port Credit BIA formed in 1977, it has been working hard to boost the unique businesses and vibrant community within the Port Credit village boundaries. The Port Credit BIA is made up of over 400 business members, including delicious restaurants, eclectic retailers and professional services, all located steps from the beautiful waterfront.

Here’s how it all works. The Port Credit BIA is a grassroots collection at heart. Local businesses owners are elected to the Port Credit BIA Board of Directors and Committees, the bodies that manage the BIA. The Port Credit BIA also includes the City of Mississauga Councillor and a few staff members.

The people that make up the Port Credit BIA all work together to help make the neighbourhood the best it can be. Whether they’re picking up trash, planting flowers, organizing events, sponsoring local initiatives, bringing local issues to the City Councillor or promoting local businesses online, the Port Credit BIA is constantly pushing to make the Port Credit area a great place to be and do business.

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, and Ontario Trillium Foundation for activations in Peel Region.

  • <p>Port Credit Muskoka Chairs</p><p>Artist: <a href="https://stepspublicart.org/artist-roster/katrina-canedo/">S</a><a href="https://stepspublicart.org/artist-roster/steven-twigg/">teven Twigg</a></p><p>BIA: Port Credit BIA</p><p>Photographer: <a href="https://www.instagram.com/shotbyselina/?hl=en">Selina McCallum</a></p>
  • <p>Port Credit Muskoka Chairs</p><p>Artist: <a href="https://stepspublicart.org/artist-roster/katrina-canedo/">S</a><a href="https://stepspublicart.org/artist-roster/steven-twigg/">teven Twigg</a></p><p>BIA: Port Credit BIA</p><p>Photographer: <a href="https://www.instagram.com/shotbyselina/?hl=en">Selina McCallum</a></p>
  • <p>Port Credit Muskoka Chairs</p><p>Artist: <a href="https://stepspublicart.org/artist-roster/katrina-canedo/">S</a><a href="https://stepspublicart.org/artist-roster/steven-twigg/">teven Twigg</a></p><p>BIA: Port Credit BIA</p><p>Photographer: <a href="https://www.instagram.com/shotbyselina/?hl=en">Selina McCallum</a></p>
  • <p>Port Credit Muskoka Chairs</p><p>Artist: <a href="https://stepspublicart.org/artist-roster/katrina-canedo/">S</a><a href="https://stepspublicart.org/artist-roster/steven-twigg/">teven Twigg</a></p><p>BIA: Port Credit BIA</p><p>Photographer: <a href="https://www.instagram.com/shotbyselina/?hl=en">Selina McCallum</a></p>