Rona building gets new mural and everyone can help

The second annual downtown Williams Lake Family Mural Painting project in celebration of Earth Day, happens Sunday.

The second annual downtown Williams Lake Family Mural Painting project in celebration of Earth Day, using recycled paint, takes place this Sunday, April 22.

People of all ages are  invited to put on their painting clothes, bring along water to drink, paint, brushes, gloves and safety glasses and join in helping to paint the new mural that has been designed for the Rona building at the corner of Proctor Street and Third Avenue.

Everyone is welcome,  says Potato House Society president Mary Forbes, who is co-ordinating the project that will be hosted by Kimberly McLennan from ART 4 Wellness with support from Rona and the Cariboo Chilcotin Conservation Society.

“There is an earthy design that will be unveiled at 9 a.m.  April 22,” Forbes says, adding the painting starts at 10 a.m. and continues to 3 p.m.

Forbes, who is also the Young Naturalist Club leader at Scout Island. will also provide opportunities for people to try the gyotaku Japanese fish printing method of creating prints of fish using a pink salmon and a rainbow trout that will be provided by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans.

Forbes will be helping kids and adults to create fish prints on flags, on their favourite T-shirt and onto the mural.

 

“Life-like, beautiful impressions will be made,” Forbes says.