OUTSIDE VOICES 2023
2023 Youth Mural Camp - with Alex Fowkes
Pemberton Arts Council has partners with the Village of Pemberton to launch a brand new summer camp for local youth.
Brand new for summer is a fun and inclusive mural camp, where participants will get to learn about the art of mural creation and work together with other local students to produce an amazing piece of public art. Led by experienced muralist Alex Fowkes, the 4-day program is open to students in grades 8 - 12 (aged 13-18 years) and requires no prior experience.
Students will explore their creativity, learn new skills, and contribute to the community by designing and producing a collaborative mural at the Pemberton & District Community Centre in Activity Room D.
A public reception will be held to celebrate the completion of the mural. This program is a unique opportunity for young artists in Pemberton to unleash their creativity and make new friends while contributing to the vibrant public art scene in the community.
Pemberton Arts Council encourages participation from underrepresented groups, including Indigenous Peoples (First Nations [Status/Non-Status], Métis, and Inuit), Black, People of Colour, People living with one or more Disability, 2SLGBTQIA+ communities, and other groups who experience systemic barriers to participation.
Dates: Monday 28th August - Thursday 31st August
Location: Pemberton & District Community Centre
Cost: $150.00 (Lunch is not included)
Registration Opens: June 1st (Priority Applicants from May 16th-30th)
FREE registration & priority Sign up for Indigenous youth
Pemberton Arts Council are proud to be able to offer a limited number of FREE spots (up to 5) in the youth mural camp for local Indigenous youth. Those who are interested should fill out the following application before May 30th. At this time registration will be opened up to all interested participants online.
ABOUT OUTSIDE VOICES PROGRAM
The Outside Voices Mural Program is a public art initiative that brings the streets of downtown Pemberton to life with awe-inspiring, cause driven mural designs that reflect the heart and soul of the community.
Artists' designs will revitalize under-utilized walls and transform the way locals and visitors experience the Pemberton arts and culture scene. New mural sites and artist opportunities will be created annually.
LOCAL BUSINESS OWNERS
Muralist, Alex Fowkes
Alex Fowkes is an award winning British graphic designer and muralist, known for his unique typographic work, installations & murals. These can be found in retail stores, music venues, office spaces and larger scale public artwork for the likes of Sony Music, Arcteryx, Urban Outfitters, Stella Artois & Nordstrom. Alex has created mammoth type installations, bespoke artwork for international advertising campaigns for clients worldwide.
Locally Alex is known for creating the Welcome to Squamish mural, he is the in store artists for the Artigiano store in Whistler and has completed paintings across Canada for various mural festivals. He also works as the creative director for the annual Squamish Mural Festival which is entering its 3rd year.
Thank you to our project partners:
The Pemberton Arts Council operates within the unceded territory of Líl̓wat Nation and honours the language, culture and history of the Lil̓wat7úl.