Since 1994, the Mural Program has been an integral part in keeping graffiti and grime off of the walls of city buildings. There have been over 200 award-winning murals commissioned by Take Pride Winnipeg! throughout the city of Winnipeg. We bring local artists, students, community groups, government agencies and local businesses together to bring art to the streets.
Visit www.themuralsofwinnipeg.com to view the pictures of the 400+ murals that have been painted around Winnipeg. This website includes information about the mural and the artists, as well as an interface mapping tool to show you where the murals are located.
The murals add a burst of colour to walls, illustrate Manitoba history and landscapes, plus they reduce graffiti. The mural program uses the talents of local artists, and will sometimes include local school students as well. The cooperation of artists, students and the business community creates a sense of community pride for all citizens of Winnipeg. Some prominent murals created in recent years include the "Welcome to Downtown" mural at Main & Higgins and the "History of Horse Racing" mural at 831 Portage Avenue. At the 2003 national Keep America Beautiful conference in Washington, DC, Take Pride Winnipeg! received an Innovations Award for its mural program.
Murals are created on a cost-sharing basis between Take Pride Winnipeg!, local businesses, business improvement zones and community grant programs. If you have an interest in creating a mural on a wall you own, please contact Tom Ethans, executive director, to begin a conversation.