March 05, 2010 | Tips from Travellers >
Dawson Creek, Art Galleries & Artists
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It's pretty hard to miss all the wonderful murals while walking or driving around Dawson Creek. These murals bring the history of our city, agricultural roots, local wildlife and the building of the Alaska Highway alive. They tell our story in art and color.
The Dawson Creek Art Gallery, the South Peace Art Society, and the City of Dawson Creek have been sponsoring the annual mural project in the business center of Dawson Creek since 2000 and a diverse selection of talented artists of all ages have created them.
Local residents and tourists watch with fascination the creation of a new mural during the warm summer months.
It's not uncommon to see a group of artists in paint-splattered clothes climbing up and down scaffolding, wielding paintbrushes and carrying paint buckets.
We never know what's in store for the upcoming season and where the next mural will be created.
I guess we'll just have to watch for the signs... a bunch of people standing in front of a blank wall, sketch books in hand, making sweeping arm movements with contemplative looks on their faces... what else could it be?