ART SURROUNDS US!
For those who love to move while enjoying the arts, we recommend a walking tour of Lloydminster’s pretty downtown. There are a number of eye-catching murals including a unique depiction of the Barr Colonists’ journey to their new settlement, a stunning painting of all things prairie designed inside the word LLOYDMINSTER, and most recently, a new piece completed by local artist Brandi Hofer, showcasing the innocence and imagination of a child playing.
For hockey lovers, take a quick zip to the east side of the city to see the unique mural done in honour of local hockey star Braden Holtby. Completed to monumentalize the Washington Capitals’ win of the Stanley Cup in 2018, this unique piece features Holtby hoisting The Cup overhead in joyful triumph and adds lively art to the side of an overpass.
If you’re walking around beautiful Bud Miller All Seasons Park, we encourage you to make a pit stop at the Bioclean Aquatic Centre. There, on the west side of the building, you’ll see a lovely depiction of the symbolic border markers. Completed by artist-in-residence Laura Hale to memorialize the Olympic Torch Legacy Celebration, this piece is affectionately named Ekecheria. While in the neighbourhood, take a quick detour to the grounds of Lakeland College. Rising proud and strong, you’ll see the colourful Buffalo Twins mural, depicting twin sisters in a loving embrace. Take a peek at page 60 to see a full list of all the beautiful outdoor pieces of art worth seeing up close and in person! We promise it’s worth the effort.