Mission youth art sought for mural project

Young artists are invited to submit their ideas for a mural

Mission’s young artists are invited to submit a mural proposal by next Friday for a project that is tentatively slated to cover the east wall of the Fields building on First Avenue.

Creative Works, a division of Mission Youth Unlimited (YU), is seeking art depicting youth involved in different activities that help to make the community a better place, said Barry McLeod from YU.

Funding for the project comes from a 120-year anniversary grant of $5,000 from the District of Mission, he explained.

Local mural artist Doug Carious is volunteering his time to help blend between 10-12 varying pieces of art into a mural.

The painting is scheduled to happen in August, weather permitting.

Additional money will be required, said McLeod, and the second phase of the project involves sourcing funding or in-kind donations. Any businesses, individuals or organizations contributing $200 or more will be acknowledged on the mural. The 20 foot by 50 foot mural normally costs about $35,000, said McLeod, and they are aiming to finish it for approximately $12,000.

To enter art, send in a colour photo of your art to barry@youthunlimited.com, along with your name, age and phone number. Successful artists will be contacted via e-mail by July 16.

If you wish to donate to the project, send a cheque to Youth Mural Project, c/o Mission Youht Unlimited/YFC, 33129 N. Railway Ave., Mission, B.C., V2V 1E3.

For more information call Barry at 604-302-1782, 604-820-2846, or send an e-mail to the above-mentioned address.