Downtown Parkade Becomes Public Art Piece

The newest piece of public art is set to make its appearance this summer in downtown Kamloops.

The City of Kamloops has commissioned local artist Bill Frymire, who is recognized internationally for his work, to create a large scale mesh image to wrap the parkade on Lansdowne Street, transforming the façade of the building from a traditional parkade exterior to a downtown public art form.

The Arts Commission, Kamloops Arts Council and the Kamloops Central Business Association were engaged during the conception of the project and the selection of the artist and image. 

The mural is part of a larger project on Lansdowne Street this summer, which includes curb extensions, improved street lighting, sidewalk improvements and landscaping to help create a safer, more pedestrian-friendly streetscape.