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Check out these 22 works of art livening up Rutland

Art tells a story. It’s an expression and an encapsulation of a moment in time. It makes us feel and brings us together.

This summer, why not admire the vibrant art of the Uptown Mural Project?

Take in the stunning colours and culture of Rutland, and immerse yourself in the heritage of the area, all while enjoying that warm Okanagan weather.

<who>Photo credit: Uptown Mural Project</who> Kristin Grant - URBA Headquarters

Take a tour of the area and visit some eateries along the way, such as local favourites Wa Skew’r Sushi & Bar, Shambhu’s Spice House, Pizza Factory, Donair Dude and Ustaad Indian Cuisine.

There are currently 22 lively murals around Rutland, with four new additions that were painted in July.

Every year, the Uptown Mural Project brings in both local and national artists to dress up the outsides of Rutland businesses. The initiative stimulates a feeling of revitalization and renewal in the region.

<who>Photo credit: Uptown Mural Project</who> Liz and Dylan Ranney - OK Tire

Strategically selected locations for the murals have created a short but sweet walking tour within the Rutland Business Improvement Area. It’s an excellent place to grab a coffee or a snack and have a peek around if you’re looking for something fun to do.

If you’re new to the area and want to see what Rutland is all about, it’s the perfect activity for you.

You can download the Uptown Rutland Murals App and discover the rich and diverse culture of Rutland on your own, learn all about the murals, and participate in a scavenger hunt complete with great prizes to be won!

<who>Photo credit: Uptown Mural Project</who> Kathy Ager - Rutland Physical Therapy

The purpose of this project is to facilitate the beautification of the neighbourhood while also supporting local artistic development. These art pieces liven up the streets of Rutland, bringing an upbeat and positive vibe to everyone who passes by them.

Summer in the Okanagan is best enjoyed outside in the sunshine. Why not add enjoying some beautiful art to your weekend adventure while you’re at it? Drop by the Uptown Rutland Business Association office if you want to learn all about the pieces that are creating a new vision of Rutland.

Scan this QR code to download the app and start exploring!

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