PUBLIC ART IN TOFINO

The District of Tofino supports an artful public realm through creative placemaking and provides opportunities for the development of public art works funded by the District, received by donation, and/or through community public art projects. 

Learn about Tofino's Public Art Program:


CURRENT PUBLIC ART PROJECTS

2017 Call to Artists - Short Term Installation on Third Street  

COMPETITION CLOSED - AWARD TO PETE CLARKSON

The District of Tofino invited proposals from emerging and experienced West Coast Vancouver Island artists to design and create a short-term art installation to be placed along Third Street, between Campbell Street and Main Street, for a period of up to three years.

Pete Clarkson's "Tofino Float'em Garden" was chosen as the winner of the competition and is now visible along Third Street. The installation uses marine debris, much of which would otherwise pollute our beaches or be headed for a landfill, and creates a whilmsical, interactive space for pedestrians while raising awareness about ocean plastics and sustainability.

Artist's Sketch (Tofino Float'em Garden)
Artist's Sketch (Tofino Float'em Garden)

PROJECT DETAILS
See Competition Documents for More Information

Location: The landscaped section along the end of Third Street.

Deadline: August 31, 2017.

Term of Installation: Up to three years.

Budget: $4,000 

Concept: The installation is designed to enhance the Main Street Upgrade Project by celebrating moments to pause that incorporate visual connections to Tofino's historic waterfront. 

Competition Documents:

Site Photos: 

      

 


Contact:
Elyse Goatcher-Bergmann
Manager of Corporate Services
250-725-3229 ext. 610
egoatcher-bergmann@tofino.ca