The Town of Paradise is launching the province's first-ever Paint the Pavement project. The project is aimed at building community spirit, encouraging artistic talent, and calming traffic through the use of large street murals.
Paint the Pavement initiatives are becoming increasingly popular amongst Canadian and U.S. communities as a means of bringing the attention of drivers to the road through the creation of large and colourful street murals. These murals also create neighbourhood pride as they showcase the talent of local artists and create pleasing visuals throughout communities.
The photo shows a Paint the Pavement initiative in Halifax, NS.
Through an open Call for Artists, Jennifer O'Brien-Strapp was selected to work with the students of three of Paradise's schools; Elizabeth Park Elementary, Paradise Elementary and Holy Family Elementary, to design and paint a pavement mural at select locations in the vicinity of local schools.
Incorporating ideas from the students, Jennifer has developed a design for each school. The students will join Jennifer to paint the actual designs. Painting is scheduled to take place the week of June 20, 2016. This project is weather dependent.
On the scheduled painting day, detours will be in place at 9:00 a.m. and before the end of the school day (please see photos below for routes). During the duration of this project, the public is asked to proceed with caution and to expect delays as students from each school will be assisting in the painting of road murals.