They spent the summer cleaning up the graffitti to produce their artistic endeavour.
As the paint drys, the beaming pride of some Lloydminster youth is shining through.
The Lloydminster Youth Centre and youth from the Native Friendship Centre teamed up for the project that went about four sessions over the six weeks.
With input from City staff, artist Levi Wolfe oversaw the rendering of the Indigenous aspect of the murals. He says it depicts an Indigenous view of life encompassing harmony and balance with nature and the land.
“If people get to come see it, they’ll see the animals, the portrayal I have of the Elders teaching their grandkids, the tipis and the art on the tipis.”
Wolfe is impressed with the final product and the work of all the young people who came out. On average about 15 to 20 youth were painting at each session. They even had support from RCMP volunteers.
The young artist is inviting the community to come have a look at their work.
“I’d like to encourage people to come see the murals from the youth. It brings our young ones together and it helps depict the Indigenous views, and for me it’s part of reconciliation; being able to work together.”
The murals are located at the back of Hot Peppers on 49 Avenue.