A collection of outdoor murals found throughout London, Ontario. By designing something that didn't previously exist, outdoor murals create vibrant neighbourhoods and a true sense of community that people want to visit, live in and take care of. They generate important conversations, challenge thoughts and encourage viewers to slow down and admire the surroundings.
Click on the murals below and learn more about these incredible pieces and the artists who created them. We welcome (and encourage) everyone to get out and explore - be sure to stop by the murals, take a few photos, tag us @tourismlondon and share them using #ExploreLdnOnt.
On February 22, 1968, Johnny Cash proposed to June Carter on-stage during a concert at the London Gardens. “Johnny & June” is now a three-story mural on the north side of Budweiser Gardens that celebrates an iconic moment in London's music history.
Completed in the fall of 2020, a series of murals in the downtown core are bringing blank canvases to life and giving inspiration at a much-needed time. Painted as a part of the theme 'Forest City Playground', Market Lane is now home to four stunning works of art by three talented artists.
Completed in the fall of 2020, the bold colours incorporated into the new mural on the side of Hamilton Road's Neighbourhood Laundromat Café is catching the eyes of all who pass by. Painted as a part of the theme 'Forest City Playground', this vibrant piece by two talented artists embodies a true community spirit and encourages all to get out and explore.
The OEV Main Street Mural Program aims to build community pride and beautify the Old East Village neighbourhood while facilitating new artist partnerships and mentorship opportunities.
This mural project was created by the team at Laurie's Cookies and voted for by the community to be funded by the Neighbourhood Decision Making program. Laurie wanted to create a piece of community artwork for the Carling Heights neighbourhood.
In a world on fire, the Risky Play Collective celebrates artists, creators and do-ers who don't play it safe. Their mission is to connect the artists they love, with the causes they care about. The collective includes international street-art sensations, underground graffiti stars and local artists poised to take over the world. The murals of this series, the Wet Paint Initiative, were inspired by the federally funded main street murals created in the Old East Village (OEV) neighbourhood, with the intention to highlight more areas of London and the beauty found off the main street.
Danny's Wine and Beer Supplies has operated on this corner for over 40 years and was established, built and continues with hard work and dedication. The mural epicting a woman carrying a basket of harvested grapes pays tribute to the owners' European roots and the deeply rooted tradition of wine-making, hard work and self-sufficiency.
Located at the Jonathon Bancroft Snell Gallery, Into the Fire captures the energy of Canada's largest ceramics gallery with bold colours, fun characters and some last-minute sneaker additions.
Clayworx and Indwell share a vision for Old East Village as a vibrant, welcoming community for all of its residents and visitors. They entered into a partnership to create and install three large mosaic panels on the exterior of the Embassy Commons building.
Completed in 2017, two artist-coordinators and many volunteers installed an estimated 18,000 pieces of tile on the east exterior wall of London Clay Art Centre (LCAC) located at 664 Dundas Street.
A project that was entered into the City of London's Neighbourhood Decision Making program by the London Clay Art Centre and supported by the Old East Village Business Improvement Area, the two eye catching Wayfinding Mosaics bring a unique element to the area and highlight the importance and value of public art to the vibrancy of communities.
LCAC's volunteer leadership team collaborated with the Old East Village Business Improvement Area (OEV BIA) to conceive the idea of covering the concrete gateways with mosaic tiles. The City of London provided funds to help hire artists who coordinated and completed the work on four concrete gateway structures.