Markham Public Art
Markham's Public Art Program was first initiated in 2003 and formalized in 2012. Since 2013, five permanent artworks have been commissioned through the program, with two more currently in progress. In addition, the program has facilitated a series of community art initiatives in collaboration with the City's Public Realm section. In the fall of 2019, Markham City Council approved its Public Art Master Plan 2020-2024, and a related Implementation Plan in winter 2020. The objectives of the program are to inspire people to live, work, visit and invest in Markham; to celebrate the city's diverse cultures and heritage from multiple points of view; and to connect residents to Markham's built and natural environment.
Public Art found in a neighbourhood near you:
- Cloudflower by Douglas Walker
- Gambrel Journey by kipjones
- Henderson Bridge Mural (2013) by Andrea End, Robin Hesse, Matthew Moloney, Glen Ou and Susan Weisz. Mentored by Katharine Harvey.
- Pan Am Public Art Project by Shane Clodd, Laurence Roberts and eight Unionville High School students
- Quarry by Mary Anne Barkhouse
- Shifting Landscapes - Henderson Bridge Mural (2015) by James Ruddle, with assistance by students and alumni at Markham high schools
- Monument to William Berczy (2016) by Marlene Hilton Moore
- Monument to Benjamin Thorne (2017) by Les Drysdale