WINNIPEG — Colourful statue-like figures popping up along the Corydon Avenue strip are turning heads and having locals asking questions.
The eight new art installations, called the Colours of Corydon, were put up by the Corydon Avenue BIZ.
Painted by local artists, the abstract metal figures are part of an artistic competition to depict a country. The finished pieces each represent Argentina, France, Greece, Japan, Italy, Scotland, Spain, and Ukraine.
From June 26 to August 29, the public can vote on their favourite. The winning design’s artist will receive $2,500.
The Colours of Corydon was initiated in 2013 by the late Ernie Walter, a previously active member of the BIZ. The project stemmed from a Pittsburgh, PA art installation, where tree trunks were adorned with coats of mesh metal.
Votes can be cast by visiting CorydonBiz.com.