Dulux Paints is helping to celebrate the agricultural and cultural heritage of Simcoe County in southern Ontario with colourfully painted barn quilt squares dotting the countryside.
August 29, 2016
Our local Dulux Paints store provided paint and supplies to help make this mural on a 13-foot-high wall at 195 Horton Street a colourful addition to the SoHo neighbourhood of London, ON.
The one-story building is owned by Pathways Skill Development, a non-profit organization that seeks to unleash the potential of people to build new futures. Since 1989, Pathways has assisted individuals in overcoming barriers to meaningful employment, celebrating the courageous steps many take daily to build a new future for themselves, their families and their community.
Two artists who live and work in the SoHo neighbourhood developed three concepts for the mural based on responses from various organizations involved in the funding and development of this project. Community members then voted upon the three concepts, with the winning concept used to create the mural design.
Youth and seniors from the local Boys & Girls Club, as well as individuals who live and/or work in SoHo helped with some of the painting, working alongside the artists themselves.