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Kawartha Lakes reveals the chosen submissions for the 2022 That's a Wrap art program

Painting of a path through the trees in the fall with mist rising up from the ground

Painting of a path through the trees in the fall with mist rising up from the ground

Kawartha Lakes – Kawartha Lakes, in collaboration with Kawartha Arts Network, launched the That’s a Wrap art program this summer.

The goal of the program was to enliven our downtown landscapes with eye-popping artwork that captures and displays the individual and collective experiences of our community on traffic control boxes around the municipality.

In July, Kawartha Lakes put out a Call for Submissions to local artists for the program and we received over 30 entries. The theme for 2022 was Nature & Outdoors in Kawartha Lakes. Nine submissions were chosen for wrapping, and three more were chosen to join the first nine as the monthly artwork in the upcoming 2023 Municipal Calendar.

View the artwork and artist bios for the twelve chosen submissions on the That’s a Wrap page.

Use the That’s a Wrap map to find all nine of the locations for the wrapped boxes in one place. Please note that the last traffic control boxes are set to be wrapped by November 5.

The That's a Wrap art program will return in the Spring of 2023. Subscribe to our Newsroom, and/or follow us on Facebook and Twitter to ensure that you don't miss out on next year's That’s a Wrap intake.

Photo caption: Autumn Mist on the Farm by Kelly Whyte

About the That’s a Wrap Jury

All submissions were judged by the That’s a Wrap art program jury in the following three categories: Artistic Merit, Community Impact and Project Viability. Artwork was given a score between 1 and 5 in each category. The jury’s goal was to find the artwork that best met the theme of the program and would have the best visual impact in the community when it was wrapped around a traffic control box.

The 2022 That’s a Wrap jury consisted of:

  • Lesley Drummond, Director of the Kawartha Arts Network
  • Christina Dedes, Kawartha Lakes Art Council representative
  • Leah Barrie, Manager of Planning, Development Services, City of Kawartha Lakes
  • Bryan Reid, Communications, Advertising and Marketing Officer, City of Kawartha Lakes

About Kawartha Arts Network (KAN)

Kawartha Arts Network Inc. is a not-for-profit artists’ co-operative operating in Kawartha Lakes, Ontario. They are committed to:

  • Finding opportunities for our members to share their work with the public throughout Kawartha Lakes and beyond.
  • Creating an environment that fosters creative thinking and artistic networking.
  • Offering opportunities for artists and the general public to participate in educational workshops and networking /sharing opportunities.
  • Encouraging the youth of our community to get involved in the arts.

Members have a wide variety of exhibition options with KAN throughout the year. Some of these include an on-going and ever-changing display in the Guild Room of the Academy Theatre in Lindsay, participation at outdoor shows such as Kawartha Palooza and the “Made in Kawartha Lakes” art/artisan show and sale which is sponsored by the Kawartha Lakes Arts Council.

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