PUBLIC ART IN TOFINO

The District of Tofino supports an artful public realm through creative placemaking and provides opportunities for the development of public art works funded by the District, received by donation, and/or through community public art projects. 

Learn about Tofino's Public Art Program:

CURRENT PUBLIC ART PROJECTS

2018 Call to Artists - COMPETITION OPEN

Tofino Community Hall Multi-Purpose Room:

PROJECT DETAILS

See Competition Documents for More Information

Location: The site for the art installation is a rectangular area above a set of windows in the newly constructed multi-purpose room at the Tofino Community Hall.

Deadline: September 14, 2018 at 2:00 p.m.

Term of Installation: Permanent.

Budget: $10,000

Concept: Designs should contribute to the creative, eclectic character of Tofino, be appropriate for the all-ages community space and maximize the space available. 2D or 3D artwork will be considered. Artist collaborations are welcomed.

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Tofino Community Hall Generator - Street Art:

PROJECT DETAILS

See Competition Documents Below for More Information

Location: The site for the art installation is the exterior surfaces of the large generator adjacent to the entrance of the Tofino Community Hall at 351 Arnet Road. The generator is approximately 40”W x 100”L x 86”H. The exterior surface is metal and currently painted a dark green.
Artists are encouraged to submit designs that maximize the full available space. There is one small safety warning label that must remain visible.

Deadline: July 31, 2018, at 4:00 p.m.

Term of Installation: Permanent installation.

Budget: $2,500

Concept: Designs should contribute to the creative, eclectic character of Tofino, be appropriate for the all-ages community space (no profanity) and maximize the visible space available on the surface of the generator.

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PAST PROJECTS

2017 Call to Artists - Short Term Installation on Third Street  

COMPETITION CLOSED - AWARD TO PETE CLARKSON

The District of Tofino invited proposals from emerging and experienced West Coast Vancouver Island artists to design and create a short-term art installation to be placed along Third Street, between Campbell Street and Main Street, for a period of up to three years.

Pete Clarkson's "Tofino Float'em Garden" was chosen as the winner of the competition and is now visible along Third Street. The installation uses marine debris, much of which would otherwise pollute our beaches or be headed for a landfill, and creates a whilmsical, interactive space for pedestrians while raising awareness about ocean plastics and sustainability.

Artist's Sketch (Tofino Float'em Garden)
Artist's Sketch (Tofino Float'em Garden)

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Contact:
April Froment
Manager of Public Spaces, Cultural and Visitor Initiatives
250-725-3229 ext. 613
april@tofino.ca