Great Art for Great Lakes (GAGL) involves eight community participation projects that will focus on ideas that evoke a sense of celebration and highlight the grandeur of the Great Lakes and its connection to its people, their history, and diverse cultures. Through two public workshops or actions, each community will work towards the co-creation of a permanent artwork as part of celebrating Canada’s 150th birthday.
Waterlution will work with a local artist and Great Lakes specialists to share Great Lakes stories and showcase them throughout the summer of 2017. Communities will create these collaborative art projects and Waterlution will work with local municipalities to donate these creations to an appropriate permanent space for legacy. All participants will be invited into The Great Art for Great Lakes project to deepen their understanding of the service these great waters have provided to our collective identity.
A digital web platform will be developed in the second year along with a guide on how to become a “great” Great Lakes community. This platform offers a Canada-wide opportunity to experience these creations.
Our project will play a role in Canadians taking pride in their Great Lakes.