LOCAL CHURCH CELEBRATES INCLUSIVITY WITH PUBLIC MURAL
St. Peters Anglican Church in Westmount worked with the mural festival in 2022 to create an inclusive mural, helping to support the church's values. The mural artist Jai Tanninen is an active LGBTQIA2S+ member of the arts community and was thrilled to work with the St. Peters team to create this mural.
"We really loved working with Jai and the mural is a shining example of how St. Peters wants to be seen in the community. The Church is here to support all of our community and we want to be as inclusive as we can as we work alongside our Westmount neighbours." - Heather Lidell, Rector at St. Peters Anglican Church
The Mural Art
Jai Tanninen's mural concept brightens up the alleyway with symbols of love and acceptance. The cloud and sky are filled with symbols representing peace, forgiveness, pride, trust and togetherness. All values that the church holds true and ways they can support the local community.
"The mural had its challenges due to the location of wires and other safety concerns but in the end, the mural festival team created a safe space for me to work and the mural turned out great. The feedback has been amazing and the Church was a great partner." - Jai Tannienen, Mural Artist
Are there more murals coming to Edmonton?
The Mural Festival organizers and partners are already preparing for a massive 2023 with more murals planned for Edmonton and the greater area.