Refresh the market in ottawa with local artists / Remove graffitiKevin Price


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  • Commision local artists to replace graffiti with murals



The byward market is a main attraction located in the heart of our nation's capital. It is visited by tourists and locals 365 days a year and has a thriving nightlife that comes to life after the local markets close.
"Refresh the market" strives to clean up the byward market while giving local artists a way to express themselves. Working with local market vendors and property owners, these artists will replace graffiti stained walls and shutters with murals.


Hire a team of 5 local artists

Replace graffiti on storefronts with painted murals

Paint over or remove graffiti on doorframes, posts and so on in the core of the market.


How will the $10K be used?

$ 5,000 Compensation for Artists and supplies
$ 2,000 Permits, paperwork and fees
$ 3,000 staff salary

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