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 Statement: Downtown Bench Beamsville BIA worked with artists Farida Zaman and Sue Todd to beautify this green alley in with original paintings inspired by the seasonal fruits, vegetables, and plants of Ontario.
About the BIA:
The Downtown Bench Beamsville BIA was formed in 1978 by a group of business owners with a vision to improve downtown Beamsville and take on their vision of beautification and commitment to the downtown and community.
Our business community is quaint, full of charm and genuine businesses owners. Without our Board of Directors and our Executive Director as well as the many volunteers and Town of Lincoln’s support we would not be as successful in carrying out our six key functions to fulfill our mandate.
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.