Ottawa Street BIA Vinyl Lamp Poles

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

Artists: Sharon Trottier and Mishiikenh Kwe / Autumn Smith

Artist Statement: Ottawa Street BIA worked with local artists Sharon Trottier and Mishiikenh Kwe / Autumn Smith to street pole wraps that draw attention to the Indigenous presence in the area and facilitate a community paint event at the BIA's sidewalk sale.

Ottawa Street North, Hamilton, Ontario L8H 4A1, Canada
  • <p>Artists: Sharon Trottier and Mishiikenh Kwe / Autumn Smith</p><p>BIA: Ottawa St</p><p>Photographer: Beth Bierema</p>
  • <p>Artists: Sharon Trottier and Mishiikenh Kwe / Autumn Smith</p><p>BIA: Ottawa St</p><p>Photographer: Beth Bierema</p>
  • <p>Artists: Sharon Trottier and Mishiikenh Kwe / Autumn Smith</p><p>BIA: Ottawa St</p><p>Photographer: Beth Bierema</p>
  • <p>Artists: Sharon Trottier and Mishiikenh Kwe / Autumn Smith</p><p>BIA: Ottawa St</p><p>Photographer: Beth Bierema</p>

About the BIA: Ottawa Street is Hamilton’s destination for inspiration and reflects the eclectic spirit of our City. With over 100 shops, featuring great food, fantastic fashion and fabulous finds Ottawa Street will inspire even the most novice Do-It-Yourself enthusiast. There are endless creative combinations of antiques, fabric, furniture, food, art and collectibles as well as many home services and great restaurants. Be one of the décor enthusiasts that visit regularly to discover our charms.

Thank you to our 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.