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August 17, 2011

Painted Boxes — In Saskatoon

Filed under: Art,Canada,Not even NZ,Painted Boxes — paul @ 10:57 am
Pelicans on the Soth Saskatchewan River (Wally Dion)

Pelicans on the Soth Saskatchewan River (Wally Dion)

I enjoy the colour and life that street art brings, especially painted traffic control boxes, and this blog shows a lot of such art from Auckland.

On our Canada trip, we had a brief overnight stay in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. I took an early morning stroll through the Downtown area, where numerous painted boxes caught my eye. Here is a selection.

Subject matter and styles vary, as usual. History, nature, landmarks, free imagination — you find it all on painted boxes. After a bit of searching the web, it appears that in Saskatoon the major force behind this work is the Saskatoon Community Youth Arts Programming Inc (SCYAP), an organisation which “provides arts and cultural programming that addresses the social, educational and economic needs of youth at risk.”

The New Eldorado (Crystal Kishayinew)

The New Eldorado (Crystal Kishayinew)

Musician at University Bridge (Sharie Headon)

Musician at University Bridge (Sharie Headon)

River Reflections

River Reflections

2 Comments

  1. You have made me more aware of murals on utility boxes and I’ve found a few so I guess I’d better photograph them to share.

    Comment by Kate — August 17, 2011 @ 12:01 pm

  2. I love this rather neat idea to brighten up utility boxes, love the pelicans. I very nearly lived in Saskatoon, my dad was offered a job there many years ago, but I rather spoiled it by saying I did not want to go, so we never did. Paul at Leeds in Yorkshire daily photography

    Comment by Paul — August 18, 2011 @ 7:18 pm

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