Every year, from April to November, colourful painted and printed banners are displayed on the streets of Port Moody. Due to COVID-19 the 2020 banners will be installed in the spring of 2021. 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.

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 2019 & 2020 banner was designed by Resident Artist, Sara Graham - have a look at her StreetArts Artist Designed banner.

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 the Public Art and Banner Program Coordinator at 604.469.4605. Please note that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the community component of the StreetArts Banner Program and the community banner painting session normally scheduled for January of each year is currently suspended.