The StreetArts Banner Program is back for 2023! In 2023 we will once again be hosting a community banner painting weekend and we are now accepting designs. Details can be found under the Community Banners section below. 

Every year, from April to November, colourful painted and printed banners are displayed on the streets of Port Moody. The StreetArts Banner Program is comprised of community, student and artist designed banners.

Community banners

A Call for Designs is posted annually in early September for the Community Banners. 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. 

For 2023 the design theme is "Renewal & Rejuvenation". In celebration of Port Moody’s return to Community Street Banners, the City is seeking new designs.  2022 was a time of recovery and renewal, post-COVID. In our city we saw the resilience of our community and the excitement of restoring our daily social activities. We discovered collectively, through the pandemic, the importance of family, friendship, community and support. Let's celebrate being able to come together again to enjoy the activities we do with our family, friends and community.

We have a new timeline for 2023 and will be accepting design submissions until Friday, February 3, at 4pm. Download the entry form. Banner painting will be taking place on Saturday, March 25 and Sunday, March 26 from 11:30am to 4:30pm each day.

Here are some key words to help you plan for your 2023 street banner design:

  • family
  • friends
  • community events
  • festival
  • sports
  • picnics
  • parties

The 2020 banner theme is Trees - check out this year's colourful StreetArts Community banners.

Student banners

High school students from Heritage Woods Secondary School and Port Moody Secondary School design and paint banners based on the chosen theme.

The 2020 banner theme is Trees - check out the StreetArts Student banner designs by Heritage Woods Secondary School and Port Moody Secondary School.

Artist designed banners

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.

The 2022 banners was designed by Resident Staff Artist, Sara Graham - have a look at her StreetArts Artist Designed banners.

Interested in participating?

If you are interested in being contacted about future community and/or artist designed banner opportunities, or to volunteer as a painter, please contact the Public Art Coordinator.