WHYTE AVE DOG LOVERS REJOICE AFTER MURAL FACELIFT
Whyte Avenue dog lovers are getting spoiled since Southbark Dog Park opened a few years ago. The park features a dog run, art benches and parking used by neighbourhood dog owners and their furry companions daily. But once you fix one thing, other things start to look old and in need of a makeover and the dog park now had a glaring eyesore. A 100+ foot, 2 story wall at the end of the park. A wall with an exterior made from seemingly every type of construction material ever created.
"The new park was great but after two weeks of playing there with my dog Ghost, I started to look up at the wall and think about how weird it was. I've seen murals around town and always thought the park needs a mural. During the mural fest last year (2022) I met the artist painting the mural and was really pleased to see that my wish was coming true. The new mural really changes the way you feel in the park. Most people see the park and the mural and smile and point. It never gets old" - Sam C, Whyte Ave Dog Owner
The Mural Art
It took artist Marcus Coldeway 11 days and 150+ hours to paint this 2 story, 100+ foot wall. The mural is titled "The Rhythm of The Night" and is an abstract mural inspired by Whyte Avenue's nightlife and music scene. The shapes and colours are playful and represent the stage, the spotlight, the smoke and the movement you feel when taken by the rhythm.
"The mural was a huge undertaking but in the end worth every second. It was my largest mural yet and I learned a lot. Lift and fall arrest training were also required as I prepped for the mural. The creative is fun and was inspired by Whyte Ave's music scene and the dog park colours." - Marcus Coldeway, Mural Artist
Are there more murals coming to Whyte Ave?
The Mural Festival organizers and partners are already preparing for a massive 2023 with more murals planned for Whyte Ave and Downtown.