The District of Sechelt announced today that local artist Courtney Lamb was selected to create a new mural for the bathroom/concession stand building in Hackett Park. The call for artists issued in May garnered responses from eight local artists. A jury made up of both staff and community members assessed the proposals and selected Lamb’s design for its pops of bright colour, playfully unique design, and appropriateness for a park setting.
Lamb was born and raised on the Sunshine Coast and spent the last few years working and volunteering with local arts organizations such as the Festival of the Written Arts and Deer Crossing the Art Farm. While completing her degree in graphic design at Capilano University, Lamb had the opportunity to work on several murals in Vancouver. Her design for the Hackett Park mural is called Coastal Blooms and takes inspiration from the Coast’s local flora including ferns, foxgloves, daisies, salmonberries, and mountain arnica.
“We’re looking forward to adding some colour and vibrancy onto this building,” said Jayme Anderson, Parks Manager for the District of Sechelt. “We think the mural will be welcoming for all ages and park users.”
Funding for the mural is provided by the Province of BC’s Tourism-Dependent Communities Initiative.
Mural painting is set to begin August 29, 2021 and should be completed by the end of September, weather permitting. The public washrooms will remain open during this time.