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New murals going up this summer

A colourful piece has already gone up at Timmins Flower Shop
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The Timmins Flower Shop is the location of the first mural of 2020 as part of an ongoing project. Supplied photo

Timmins is getting more colourful this summer.

Eight new murals are being painted around the community this summer. The first has already been done at the back of the Timmins Flower Shop. 

The other locations getting murals this summer are Gibby's, the former PACE building at the corner of Cedar and Third, the Urban Farm in South Porcupine, Timmins Chamber of Commerce, under the Mattagami Bridge, the Timmins and Area Women in Crisis, and Northern Cash Advance.

It's all part of a youth art initiative that started taking shape in 2018.

It's being organized by Kristin Murray who is a health promoter at Misiway Milopemahtesewin Community Health Centre and a Timmins councillor.

The first piece was painted at the Victor M. Power Airport. Since then, murals have been created at the Timmins Museum: National Exhibition Centre, Timmins and District Hospital, Misiway, Porcupine Advance Printers, and Timmins City Hall.

At the end of the project, organizers hope to have print material outlining where the murals are and the teachings of each one.

Maija Hoggett

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Maija Hoggett is an experienced journalist who covers Timmins and area
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