The StreetArts Banner Program is an art project that brings art to life on the streets of Port Moody. The banner program is comprised of three components:
- Community Banners
Designed and painted by community members
- Student Banners
Designed and painted by local high school students
- Artist Banners
Designed by a professional artist and printed by a banner manufacturing company
Each spring the Arts and Culture Committee chooses a banner design theme for the following year's banner display. Every year, from April to November, painted and printed banners are displayed on the streets of Port Moody.
Each September a Call for Designs is posted for the Community Banners. In the fall of each year thirty community designs and fifteen duplicate designs are chosen to be painted the following January. Each banner takes four to six hours to paint. All forty-five community banners are painted in one weekend at the Community Banner Painting Sessions. The program is suitable for adults and children age six years and older. Younger children (ages 6 to 10 years) may require adult assistance in order to complete painting a banner.
Local high school students design and paint banners based on the theme chosen by the Arts & Culture Committee for the year.
Every 2 years an artist is commissioned to design a printed street banner. The first step in this process involves posting a Call for Qualifications. A selection jury reviews the artists' qualifications and shortlists up to 3 artists. The shortlisted artists present their design concepts to the selection jury and the final artist and design is selected at this time. The final design is printed and displayed from spring to fall for a 2 year period.
View the current StreetArts Banner inventory here.
Interested in Participating?
If you are interested in being contacted about future community painted and artist designed banner opportunities, or to volunteer as a painter, please contact:
Public Art and Banner Program Coordinator
City of Port Moody
Community Banner Opportunities
For its 2019 community banner display Port Moody is honouring all the things we love about our fair city. What do you about Port Moody? View the Call for Designs brochure here.