Windsor Artist Tackling Downtown Blight With Murals
Wednesday July 27th, 2016
Posted at 10:34am
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A new mural in downtown Windsor is complete.
Located on the side of the Men United For God Food Bank building on the Wyandotte West, the mural is one of several planned by local artist Athena, and organized by Jill Thompson, who plans to go on an “Art Attack” on several downtown sites.
Thompson says that she decided to start this project after she recently moved back to Windsor from Toronto and noticed a few really drab looking buildings.
“I knew they would look great with a little dose of colour. I also want my daughter to grow up knowing a bright and vibrant city similar to what I remember experiencing as a child,” said Thompson.
The mural, located on the side of the food bank, took Thompson approximately two weeks to raise funds on her Go Fund Me page for the materials, and one month to complete.
Now that this one is complete, Thompson already has her eyes set on her next projects including the shed in Bruce park, the white wall in the empty plot of land on Ouellette where the store ‘Awesome’ was before it burnt down, and the back of the Victorian Manor rest home.