Eight murals to be installed downtown

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Brandon, MB – The Public Art and Mural Committee is excited to announce that the first round of murals are in the process of bring installed downtown. A total of 8 murals will be installed under this process throughout the spring. The committee, comprised of representatives from the Brandon Neighbourhood Renewal Corporation (BNRC), Brandon Downtown Development Corporation (BDDC), City of Brandon – Community
Development, Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba (AGSM) and downtown property owners, started their work this past year with the colorful ‘Brandon – A Home in the Blue Hills’ mural at 1126 Rosser Avenue. The paint is just now drying on their newest mural at 440 Rosser Avenue and another couple muralists are expected to put paint to walls within the next week.

The eight murals expected to go up this spring are:
1. 921 Rosser Avenue – Artist James Culleton
2. 630 Rosser Avenue – Artist Nereo Eugenio
3. 704 Pacific Avenue – Artist Emmanuel Jarus
4. 118 10th Street – Artist Jason Botkin
5. 217 10th Street – Artist Jerry Rugg
6. 315 10th Street – Artist Mary Lowe
7. 440 Rosser Avenue – Miguel Rodriquez
8. 136 11th Street – Artist Trevor Wheatly

By creating colourful and modern murals on blank surfaces, the Public Art and Mural Committee hopes to announce to our community that downtown Brandon is undergoing an exciting transformation and is becoming an increasingly vibrant neighbourhood in our city.

Funding for the Murals was made possible by the Government of Manitoba, the City of Brandon, the Brandon Downtown Development Corporation, the Brandon Neighbourhood Renewal Corporation, and several downtown business owners.

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