Parking Spaces Transformed Into Urban Art

 

Hey Mississauga! Are you ready to add some Culture to your days? For starters, if you happen to be strolling along Lakeshore Road in Port Credit, you will stumble upon some very unique parking spaces.

Last Friday, Sept.21st, 2012 was officially designated as "PARK"ing Day. This annual event originated in San Francisco back in 2005 and now, 160 cities worldwide have embraced this artsy venture including Mississauga.

The purpose was to find creative ways to temporarily transform public parking spaces into urban art. The City of Mississauga and the Port Credit BIA called upon artists, designers, architects and citizens to submit their proposals for "imaginative ideas to create a vibrant streetscape intended to be public art and street furniture".

The four winners were announced in June and now their installations are on display until Sept. 30th. This project ties into Culture Days 2012 which runs from Sept. 28th to Sept. 30th, 2012

Now have a look at these images I captured during my stroll along Lakeshore from Stavebank Rd. walking east towards Elmwood Avenue in Port Credit. I thought each of the installations were innovative and definitely made a statement-they certainly were the conversation starter that they were intended to be. 


 
For more information on "PARK" ing day including artist statements about their design visit:

http://www.mississauga.ca/file/COM/Parking_Day_Summary.pdf

Culture Days information can be found here:

http://www.mississauga.ca/portal/discover/culturedays

http://on.culturedays.ca/en
 

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