Downtown Bolton Picnic Benches

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: Main Street Activation

Artist: Alessandra Vai and Gabi Franks

Project Statement: Artist Alessandra Vai worked with Artist Assistant Gaby Franks and local students on a series of painted picnic table activations inspired by trilliums, heritage homes in the local Bolton community, and historical buildings and city skyline.

65 Queen Street North, Bolton, Ontario L7E 1C1, Canada
  • <p>Artist: Alessandra Vai and Gabi Franks</p><p>Photographer: Anushay Sheikh</p><p>BIA: Downtown Bolton</p>
  • <p>Artist: Alessandra Vai and Gabi Franks</p><p>Photographer: Anushay Sheikh</p><p>BIA: Downtown Bolton</p>
  • <p>Artist: Alessandra Vai and Gabi Franks</p><p>Photographer: Anushay Sheikh</p><p>BIA: Downtown Bolton</p>
  • <p>Artist: Alessandra Vai and Gabi Franks</p><p>Photographer: Anushay Sheikh</p><p>BIA: Downtown Bolton</p>

About the BIA: The Downtown Bolton Business Improvement Area was established over 30 years ago by provincial statute and a by law of the Town of Caledon. Its purpose is to improve and beautify downtown Bolton and to promote it as a vibrant business and shopping area.

Thank you to our additional supporters! I HeART Main Street is presented in partnership with RBC Royal Bank and generously supported by Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council, and funding provided by the Government of Ontario.