Gabriola artists are adding a splash of colour to the island’s neighbourhoods with painted power poles. The project was initiated by the Gabriola Arts Council and is meant to be a fun community event people can participate and showcase the talent of local artists. “Gabriola has one of the highest concentrations of artists in Canada,” said Kathy Ramsey, council president. “This project is all about community building.”
So far the arts council has painted one pole as a test to figure out the logistics, but has four neighbourhoods – Coho Drive, Taylor Bay, Harrison Way and Folklife Village – selected for the project.
An interesting discussion about this project on the Gabriolan Blog at http://gabriolan.ca/2012/04/30/painting-gabriola-hydro-poles/