Project Title:

Gibsons Public Art Path

Project Organization:

Town of Gibsons

Project Investment:

  • Island Coastal Economic Trust: $50,000
  • Total Budget: $50,000

The pandemic forced many communities to rethink their downtown areas and access to public spaces. This project facilitated the development of a new and dynamic accessible foot and cycling path that uses public art to link the historic and modern sides of the town.

The public art path takes users on a journey through some of the town’s natural assets and cultural resources, including stops at existing public art displays at the Gibsons Public Art Gallery, the Town Hall, and public market. The route also showcases the rich historical and modern activities of the Sḵwxw̱ ú7mesh (Squamish) people.  Commissioned art works were added at strategic locations including trailhead markers. All public artworks are enhanced with QR codes that bring up online content.

Island Coastal Economic Trust approved funding for this project in 2021 through the Community Placemaking program.