Penticton celebrating return of Ironman with call for artists to create new mural



The City of Penticton is putting a call out for artists to submit proposals for a new outdoor mural near Okanagan Lake, in celebration of the impending long-awaited return of Ironman Canada.

Artists have until July 8, 2022 to submit a proposed design as well as examples of previous work. The winning design will earn the artist $4,000 courtesy of grant funding from the provincial government.

Art will be installed by the municipality on the west wall of 185 Lakeshore Drive, facing the triathlon’s swim event starting point.

It will be up and ready the week of Aug. 17, just in time for Ironman to return on Aug. 28.

“The city is proud to welcome back Ironman Canada to Penticton, where the iconic race began nearly 40 years ago,” said Carly Lewis, economic development manager.

“We envision this mural will capture the spirit of this event and help tell the story of its history and importance to Penticton.”

The successful artwork will be photographed and reproduced as a graphic on the exterior wall surface. Designs should be divided into four panels representing four major themes: swim, bike, run and community/volunteerism.

For more information and to apply, click here.

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