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Posted: November 8, 2016
Final PechaKucha Night Richmond

Homegrown Inspiration
Fianl PechaKucha Night PosterPresented by the City of Richmond's Public Art Program, the final PechaKucha Night in Richmond, “Homegrown Inspiration”, Volume 16, will be held at the Richmond Cultural Centre on Thursday, November 24, 2016 from 6:30 - 9:00 p.m. Homegrown Inspiration will celebrate the last four years of the Richmond Pechakucha Night program. The evening will celebrate:  artists, visionaries, leaders, makers, risk takers, philosophers, and “average joe’s “who inspire others, enrich Richmond, and enhance the vibrancy of their communities and make a difference in the world. Presenters include Carling Jackson and Ian Lai who impact the lives of others, locally, regionally and globally.

It is a free event suitable for all ages. Please RSVP at as seating is limited. Refreshments will be provided. For more information, visit

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Posted: November 8, 2016
Our Home and Native Bloom
Floral Design Competition for Richmond City Hall Plaza
Home and Native Bloom Poster ImageIn honour of Canada’s 150th anniversary, we invite landscape architecture students and recent graduates to participate in a full-day design charrette and competition to imagine a unique native species floral installation for Richmond City Hall Plaza. The selected designer or design team will be awarded $1,500 and have the opportunity to see their concept realized in spring 2017.




Eligibility:  Students from an accredited landscape architecture program or recent graduates who have completed post-secondary education within the last five years, post 2010–2011, are eligible to participate in this competition. 
Date:  Monday, December 12, 2016 
Time:  8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m. 
Location:  Richmond City Hall, 6911 No.3 Road 
Registration Deadline:  November 30, 2016 

To register for the full-day design charrette, please download and complete the Competition Entry Form and return by email to

A maximum of 30 participants will be able to participate in the full-day design charrette. Participants will be sent a confirmation email.

If you have further questions, please contact

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Posted: November 4, 2016
Public Input Wanted
Minoru Complex Entries and Arrivals Public Artwork
Minoru Complex Small imageThe City of Richmond is commissioning a major public art work for the entries and arrivals area of the new Minoru Complex. With the intention of increasing awareness of the City’s Public Art Program, the public is invited to provide feedback on the five short listed artist concept proposals. This feedback will be considered by the selection panel prior to its final decision. From forty-five submissions originally submitted to an open call, a selection panel has short listed five artists and artist teams. The short listed artist and artist teams are:

  • Atelier Anonymous with Michael Seymour, Vancouver
  • Rebecca Bayer, Vancouver
  • Ronald Simmer, Maki Schmok and Robert Schmok, Burnaby
  • Douglas Taylor, Vancouver
  • Charlotte Wall and Marie Khouri, Vancouver

PDF Document Artist Concept Proposals

A public display, along with a printed survey, will be in the lobby of Richmond City Hall from Thursday, November 3 to Thursday, November 10, 2016. Through a short online survey at Let's Talk Richmond, the public is encouraged to provide feedback on the five finalists. The survey will be open until Thursday, November 17, 2016 at 11:59 p.m.

We look forward to hearing from you.

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Posted: October 13, 2016
Minoru Complex Community Banner
The newly installed Community Banners were unveiled during Culture Days on Saturday, October 1, 2016 at the site of the future Minoru Complex. The printed mesh banners adorn the construction hoarding on the east side of the Minoru Complex development site overlooking the Minoru Track. Artists Caroline Elise Dyck responded to the theme of "Past", with her project What's Your Minoru Story and Rhonda Weppler responded to the theme of  "Future", with her project Modeling the Future. The panels are integrated into the "Present" section allow you to view the construction of the new building.

For more information about this project, and images of the installation, visit

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Posted: October 24, 2016
No. 3 Road Art Column Exhibition #11
Growing and Rising
The City of Richmond Public Art Program and the Capture Photography Festival Society are pleased to announce the selected artists for the No. 3 Road Art Column Exhibition, Growing and Rising. The following six artists were selected by a 5 person selection panel composed of artists, art professionals and community representatives. The first exhibition will be on display from February to July 2017, followed by the 2nd exhibition from August 2017 to February 2018.

Thank you to all applicants who submitted a proposal for this artist opportunity.

The selected artists are:

  • Annie Briard
  • Christina Dixon and Woojae Kim
  • Jeff Downer
  • Michael Love
  • Paolo Majano
  • Patryk Stasieczk

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Posted: September 2, 2016
Cover Stories
Manhole Cover ImageCreative new manhole covers by artists Caroline Dyck, Greg Allen, Jeff Porter and Susan Pearson have been installed in the streets of Richmond. These new covers are the result of a contest which challenged local artists to create designs that reflect Richmond's cultural heritage. Take a walk through Steveston Village or along No. 3 Road in the City Centre and other pedestrian areas in the City and take a look at the City's newest installed pieces of public art.

Posted: August 31, 2016
Peace Labyrinth Mural
St. Albans Anglican Church
St. Albans Mural

The Peace Labyrinth Mural is the first outdoor mural completed through the City of Richmond’s Public Art Program. It beautifies the wall adjacent to the Peace Labyrinth at St. Alban’s Church and has enhanced the contemplative public space for all, regardless of religion and culture. The artist, Joey Mallet, designed the mural through consultation with the community members of St Alban’s Church and after conducting research into 12th century Chartres Cathedral in France which houses the original labyrinth upon which the Richmond labyrinth is based.

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Pollinator Pasture Picnic
As part of the 9th annual Doors Open Richmond celebration, visitors were invited to bring a picnic and join us in celebrating the first blooming of Richmond’s first ever Pollinator Pasture. Guided tours of the pasture were given by Lesley Douglas, Manager of Environmental Sustainability for the City of Richmond and Cameron Cartiere, Associate Professor at the University of Emily Carr. The pasture incorporates a range of blooms planted in the shape of bumblebee wings, which will be visible from the airport flight path above. The pollinator pasture will be an earthwork that visitors can experience at ground level and from the sky. For more information about this project, visit

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Arts Update 2015
Arts and culture are fundamentally linked to quality of life and to the health and wellness of all citizens, shaping identities, fostering life-long learning, promoting creativity and innovation, and engaging citizens across generations. The Arts Update 2015 summarizes the progress made towards achieving the goals of the Arts Strategy and supporting the City’s vision “to be the most appealing, livable and well-managed community in Canada.”
PDF Document Arts Update 2015

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For further information, please visit the Your Minoru Public Art Site, or contact the Public Art Program, 604-204-8671 or