At their meeting Tuesday night Flin Flon City Council received a letter from Danielle Yungworth organizer of a new Mural Festival. She asked Council for city support for their annual event promoting local art and culture, improving the curb appeal of buildings and structures, boosting community pride and morale, enhancing our public spaces and tourist attractions, developing the skills of local artists and creating cultural connections within the community. She said the Festival would be an annual event with mural painting occurring each year in August with a weekend event to celebrate. Each year building or structure owners can apply for their location to be painted and artists can submit themselves with the committee choosing from both categories. Mayor Cal Huntley said they support the idea of the Festival and the letter was received as information.
Yungworth noted Mike Spencer of NorVa and his mentoring program already plan to paint two murals in town this summer so they will act as support for this project.