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Temporary mural in Charlottetown will pay tribute to front-line workers

Charlottetown Council is talking about proposed DCI mural at corner of Great George and Richmond.
Charlottetown Council is talking about proposed DCI mural at corner of Great George and Richmond. - Dave Stewart
CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. —

A splash of colour will be coming to the corner of Victoria Row and Great George Street in Charlottetown.

Downtown Charlottetown Inc. has been looking at having a temporary mural put up on the exterior wall at 166 Richmond St. City council gave unanimous support to the request at its monthly meeting on Monday.

The façade of the building is brick with no images on it. The image would face towards the parking lot used by MLAs when the legislature is in session.

The matter came up recently at a meeting of the city’s economic development, tourism and event management committee. Ron Atkinson, the city’s economic development officer, told the committee that the building owner has granted permission to have local artist Jordan Cameron paint a mural that would serve as a tribute to front-line workers.

It would be painted on six 4x8 sheets of plywood and would only be posted on the side of the building for the year.

The city’s arts advisory board has reviewed the request and given its blessing. The image would also include an image of City Hall and of Eckhart the mouse.

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