Two artists were shortlisted by a jury through an invited call to professional mural artists in Ontario. The City also hosted a public engagement opportunity on Get Involved Kingston, inviting the community to provide feedback in response to the two proposals submitted. The jury reviewed both submissions and selected Dyer Jalea and his mural, Kingston: A Moment in the City, for this project.
“Peru’s mural brings vibrancy to the area of Princess and Division streets, providing viewers a break from their daily routine and inviting them into their own imagination,” says Danika Lochhead, Manager, Arts and Sector Development. “The mural aims to encourage an appreciation of interconnectedness and sense of pride: look closely, and you’ll see Kingston written within the design.”