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: GETSO (Stuart Pearce)
Artist Statement: GETSO’s pieces bring a sense of excitement to the community utilizing colour, shape and various abstract forms to evoke a sense of movement and wonder. The pieces are conceptualized with the intention to not only beautify and liven up the walls and their surroundings, but to feel integrated amongst the environment.
Check out GETSO's activation in the laneway behind the Food and Art Cafe .
About the BIA: Historic Downtown Whitby offers a unique collection of shops and services, as well as a diverse selection of restaurants. The beautiful architecture, paired with the vibrant murals, make Downtown Whitby a destination worth exploring. There’s always something to do or see in Downtown Whitby!
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.