The Mayor of Chatham-Kent, in collaboration with building owners, Grail and Mall families, is excited to announce a partnership to add a captivating mural to a building located at 348 St. George Street in Dresden. This project made possible with funding from Hydro One, aims to enhance the visual appeal of the community and emphasize the importance of public art as a cultural asset. The funds used to finance the project are provided by Mayor Darrin Canniff, and are from the Hydro One Community Benefit program, which is designated by Hydro One for recreational and art projects.
Mayor Darrin Canniff expressed his enthusiasm, stating, "We are thrilled to collaborate with Grail/Mall families and utilize Hydro One funds to bring this stunning mural to Dresden. Public art plays a significant role in enhancing community aesthetics, fostering cultural expression, and creating vibrant spaces for residents and visitors alike to enjoy."
Mike Grail, co-owner of the building, shared his excitement about the project, saying, "As a proud member of this community, I am delighted to partner with the Mayor's Office to bring this mural to life. Public art has the power to ignite creativity, inspire conversations, and unite communities. I believe this mural will enhance Dresden's visual landscape and contribute to the cultural fabric of Chatham-Kent."
The addition of a mural to the building will transform it into a captivating piece of public art, providing an engaging visual experience for residents and visitors. The artwork will serve as a symbol of cultural expression and community pride, reflecting the unique identity and spirit of Dresden.
The partnership between the Municipality, Grail and Mall families, and Hydro One exemplifies the collaborative spirit and commitment to promoting arts and culture in Chatham-Kent. Through this project, we aim to create a lasting legacy that celebrates creativity, fosters community engagement, and enriches the lives of all who experience the mural in Dresden.
Manager, Corporate Initiatives & Communications
Municipality of Chatham-Kent
519-360-1998 x 3055