Skills for Success Public Art Mural

Skills for Success' Public Art Mural Receives Green Light from Town Council.

Prospect Human Services to bring public art to Strathmore.

STRATHMORE, ALBERTA | June 8, 2023 – Strathmore Town Council has approved a location for a community-driven art mural. Once the final concept is approved, the “Skills for Success” public mural will be installed at Lambert Centre, located at 85 Lakeside Blvd.

“This was an opportunity to support a local initiative that embodies Council’s strategy for Community Wellness. Public art installations strengthen a community's identity and fosters a sense of local pride. I’m grateful to Prospect Human Services for coming forward with this idea and look forward to seeing it come to life,” says Director of Community and Protective Services, Mark Pretzlaff.

The project also touches on Council’s strategy for Intentional Community Development. Art can connect communities in cultural experiences, creating a sense of belonging and connectedness to people, places, stories, and creative ideas. Art also engages citizens and artistic leaders in planning and building a thriving community for the future.

In February 2023, Prospect Human Services presented to Council a desire for a public art mural as part of their Skills for Success program. This program aims to help unemployed or underemployed improve their skills using art-based learning.

Administration has since met with The Strathmore Municipal Library and the Happy Gang to ensure their support. Once a concept for the mural has been finalized, Council will give their final approval prior to installation.

Contact information:
Town of Strathmore                                                       
Mark Pretzlaff
Director of Community and Protective Services
(403) 934-3133 ext. 225

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