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2017 Mobiles in the Market Community Art Project

16-Jun-2017

         The Saint John City Market is decked out for Canada 150

Come check it out! The Saint John City Market is all dressed up for Canada’s 150th Birthday and we have our local schools to thank. This year’s Mobiles in the Market Community Art Project saw over 1,800 students take on the task of hand painting over 520 Canadian maples leaves that now hang from the Market rafters. 

The mobiles range in size, design and style, and showcase the creative talent of our youth.  

The public is invited to join Market merchants, City staff, representatives from Anglophone South School District, District scolaire francophone Sud and Living Waters Child Development Centre for the official unveiling of the mobiles at 10 a.m. on Monday, June 19. The event will take place at the bottom of the Market (near the new escalator). 

Since the project’s inception four years ago, thousands of students from over 25 local schools have painted hundreds of pieces of art for the mobiles, from 10 foot canoes, to small and mid-size butterflies, fish, Inuksuit, beavers balloons and more. With giving back to the community a reoccurring theme for the project, the artwork will be auctioned off near the end of the year and all money raised will be donated to the Harbour Lights Campaign in support of local food banks.