Edmonton’s newest Mural Debuts in Little Italy, July 2016
The latest addition to Edmonton’s public art scene is now on display at the newly redeveloped Belmont Block in Little Italy at 10767 95th Street NW.
Conceived by local Curio Studio and commissioned by Beljan Development, a three-tone mural depicting an idyllic cityscape under the hand-lettered banner “Life is Beautiful” festoons the south-facing wall of the 14-suite Belmont apartments in Edmonton’s historic McCauley neighbourhood.
Said company Visioneer Ivan Beljan: “We wanted a mural that connected with people, the community and something that would send a positive message to everyone that commuted near the area. We believe the message of ‘Life is Beautiful’ is one that resonates with people and would hope to bring a reminder of how precious and special life is.”
Edmonton’s Curio Studio was commissioned by Beljan to design and deliver the mural. Amanda Schutz, proprietor of Curio, said “Edmonton has lately been seizing a fantastic opportunity to create beautiful public spaces that reflect the vibrancy of our neighbourhoods. It’s like a gigantic canvas, and we’re excited and honoured for the opportunity to contribute to public art in the city we call home.”