Wednesday 25 November 2015

Mural Unveiling!

This Saturday, November 28, from 1:00 to 2:00, we are formally unveiling the long awaited mural on the concrete wall at 3 Lowrey. We will have live stencil demonstrations by the artist Arpi, music, and hot chocolate to warm you up. It will be a great celebration of art and creativity, which speaks to Hintonburg values.

The mural at 3 Lowrey, at the corner of Lowrey St and Garland Street, was conceived of by Roger Senecal and Neel Bhatt, the principals of Content Home which developed a number of properties across the street from a blank concrete wall. Seeing the opportunity for something more, Content Home secured prominent street artist Arpi to design a unique and powerful piece to add some much needed vibrancy to the otherwise boring bit of concrete. 

After a few hurdles, and with the support of the Hintonburg Community Association and the help of Kitchissippi ward councillor Jeff Leiper, the mural at 3 Lowrey has come to fruition. 

About the artist:
Arpi is a Montreal-born and  -raised artist whose work has been appearing all over Ottawa, including Kitchissippi institutions such as Orange Art Gallery, The Hintonburg Public House, West End Well, and Railbender Tattoo Studio & Art Gallery. Arpis work walks the line between realism and abstraction, a concept familiar in Hintonburg as we balance new, modern developments with a unique character and history. The mural at 3 Lowrey is a vivid and compelling imagining of soft nature fusing with urbanism.

Please join us in celebrating this great new addition to our neighbourhood.