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: Oksana Hawrylak
Artist Statement: The length of the banner is composed of original drawings of common and native plants and mushrooms found in gardens and parks of Brockville and nearby forests and wildlife areas. You can identify each plant and mushroom by looking at the common and scientific names listed and colour-coded at the bottom of the artwork.
Identifying plants and mushrooms is just one way to connect to plants and fungi and gives us a better appreciation for our natural surroundings.
About the BIA: The Downtown Brockville Business Improvement Area is an association of businesses operating within a specific district approved by the City of Brockville, in a self driven initiative to support local Downtown business.Explore the beauty of historical Downtown Brockville while visiting the many shops, services and restaurants that offer unique items and friendly service. The streetscape, floral displays, and the local hospitality will make your Downtown experience a delight.
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.