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Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Boxcar mural unveiling at St. Thomas Culture Days

(News Release)


St. Thomas ON, September 6 2019:  Railway City Tourism is excited to announce the official unveiling of the first big step for promotion of the arts and the enhancement of public spaces in St. Thomas. 

Kicking off a St. Thomas-wide street art project are the boxcar murals. These boxcars are currently located at the Elgin County Railway Museum.
Photo by Grayden Laing
Four artists with ties to the area have completed the murals. Each mural is as unique as each artist and highlights their personal experience and relationship with St. Thomas. 
 
The murals will be officially unveiled during the nation-wide Culture Days celebration, September 28th downtown St. Thomas at Moore and Talbot Street. They are available for viewing all day in this location starting at 9am, and speeches and a very special announcement will be made at 4:30pm. 


Photo by Megan Pickersgill, Railway City Tourism
In addition to the boxcars, spectators can witness chalk street artist Will Graham, with the help of chalk art students, create a massive piece on Moore Street starting at 9am. Those looking to participate can pick up some chalk and try their hand at their own masterpiece as well in this celebration of St. Thomas Street Art!
 
What: St. Thomas Street Art Celebration

Where: Moore and Talbot Street, Downtown St. Thomas

When: September 28th 9am-5pm (speeches at 4:30pm)


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From: Megan Pickersgill, Tourism Manager, 519-631-1680 x4132 mpickersgill@stthomas.ca 

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