The Town of Okotoks is taking submissions for several public art projects.
Five projects are planned across several locations in town.
A Feb. 6 release from the town provides brief descriptions for each of the planned projects.
Two murals are planned for the windows of the municipal centre. Each year, the town enlists artists for several murals on the municipal centre windows, with plans for a Stampede/summer mural as well as another with a winter theme.
Nine murals are planned along Okotoks' pathways to "help increase safety."
The town is taking submissions from Indigenous artists for a mural at the Okotoks Arts & Learning Campus that "showcases respect for the land."
Murals are planned for the elevator doors at the Rotary Performing Art Centre. The town release says the murals "should be joyful, celebratory expressions that reflect performing arts activities."
The Beautiful Bins program is returning. In 2022, students from the Foothills Composite submitted designs to be painted on several of Okotoks' bear-proof bins. Locals voted on six "pollinator" themed designs, which can now be seen around town. The town is again calling on artists to submit designs, with four bins planned to be painted.
Culture & Heritage Team Leader Allan Boss was quoted in the release.
"This is an opportunity to showcase opportunity to enhance (or add to) Okotoks' artistic spirit... Through these projects, artists will help weave our Town's cultural tapestry, fostering a deeper connection between art and community. I can't wait to see the results."