Home Hardware partners with local artists for community mural project
Local artists across Canada use colours from 2024's Trend Cards for a new mural project in the spirit of World Mental Health Day.
Home Hardware Stores Limited has partnered with artists from across Canada for a new mural project in an effort to bring communities together in the spirit of wellness for World Mental Health Day, which falls each year on October 10.
The indoor murals feature the colours of the 2024 BeautiTone Colour Trends Card, including the 2024 Colour of the Year, “Illumina” (TR24-3-1), which is a soft and calming yellow with notes of red. The colour is one of seven hues from the 2024 colour palette, as well as four neutrals, which were all incorporated into the artists’ work.
One mural is located in Dartmouth, N.S., at the community centre Cole Harbour Place. The mural, of a butterfly surrounded by plants and flowers, was painted by visual artist Christian Toth and supported by Payzant Home Hardware Building Centre in Cole Harbour.
Another mural is located in Cornwall, Ont., at the youth centre BGC Cornwall/SDG. This mural, inspired by nature, features a layered and flowing landscape created by Ryan Smeeton. It also features youthful elements such as a kite and a backpack on a bench. This mural was supported by Fines Home Hardware Building Centre.
The Lacombe Performing Arts Centre in Alberta features a mural by Alixandra Jade that contains a floral composition with contrasting shapes and colours. This new mural was supported by Nowco Home Hardware.
“Public art not only inspires and delights but brings people together, and at Home Hardware, we are in the business of community building,” said Samantha Wright, private brands manager, Home Hardware Stores Limited.
“On World Mental Health Day, our goal is to inspire joy and feelings of wellness by adding pops of colour to these deserving community spaces across Canada.”