The West End Community Centre Association has received funding to add four murals to the Denman Street facility, three on the exterior walls and one in the interior. Noted Vancouver artist John Ferrie has been contracted to paint the murals and, to get things started,
He is currently leading participants in a series of visioning sessions with four age groups to inform the content of the murals. The interior panel may be produced on a panel that could be re-mounted in the new centre facility, expected to be completed in the next ten to fifteen years.
Each mural will be created in consultation with four age groups: preschoolers two to four years old; elementary school children five to 12; high school youth from 13 to 18; and folks who identify as seniors.
The first visioning sessions with children took place in August, with more to come. Stay tuned! Mural designs will be done early in the New Year, painting will start in March and the Completion Celebration event will be at the end of April, 2022.