You'll soon notice something different about Downtown North Bay.
The DIA has formed a partnership with artist Jeff Marceau and the Cornerstone Building to reveal the newest abstract mural.
This is the fourth downtown mural with the David Bowie mural going up this past October. The other two portray Leonard Cohen and Gord Downie.
The newest mural being installed today is located on Ferguson Street between Main and Oak will be in addition to the murals located at Deegan’s, Algers Furniture, Cheapskates and by the Country Way.
Beautification & Safety Chair Tom Richardson says he applauds the committee's work in partnering with different artists and organizations for developing arts and culture in the heart of North Bay.
DIA board chair tells BayToday that the DIA had nothing to do with the Gord Downie mural as it was an independent effort of Jeff Marceau and Alger Furniture & Appliance LTD
"It was an emotional response to the tragic loss of a Canadian icon. Due to the location , just outside of the stage left exit made it perfect to start a beautiful all-Canadian musical artists collage. A vision shared between the Artist and myself. The only DIA involvement is that I chair that board and share the passion."
Alger adds that no DIA funds have ever gone into this specific mural project. "It only stopped as a result of the extreme cold that arrived during the Leonard Cohen addition."