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City thanks young artists for 2021 mural projects

On Thursday the City took time to recognize the youth who participated in this year’s graffiti cleanup and awarded them with certificates.

Mayor Gerald Aalbers was on hand to give out the recognition and acknowledged the work put in by teams from the Lloydminster Youth Centre and the Native Friendship Centre.

“So we have got two different themes. The scene of the west with buffalo, teepees, an Elder, I believe there is a beaver and some other wildlife, the sky, the water, the land and the sun. It all ties in very well to Indigenous culture and history. It just came together so well.”

Artist Levi Wolfe led the artistic efforts which saw Lloydminster youth recreating through art in a number of sessions over the Summer.

Aalbers switched his reflections to the second mural and highlighted the artists take on the City’s skyline.

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“So we often talk about being a City and we are, but we don’t have a huge skyline like you might see in some of the larger cities. But that artwork of that skyline just symbolizes so well; tying in the skateboard park. The silhouettes, really were impressive to see. Those youth are now on that wall.”

Young people interested in youth activities may call  the Lloydminster Community Youth Centre at 587-789-1600 or the Lloydminster Native Friendship Centre at 306-825-6558.

Residents can see the work of the previous years dating back to 2016 at the following locations:

2020 – Two murals in the alley on the 5000 block of 48 Street north

2019 – Old Water Treatment Plant (Highway 17)

2018 – 29 Street bike trails

2017 – 55 Avenue bike trails

2016 – Anniversary Park bike trails.

The 2021 murals are at the back of Hot Peppers on 49 Avenue.

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