The SRA has received funding from the Island Coastal Economic Fund to create four seating and bike rack areas at viewpoints along the Waterfront trail between Mason's Beach and Government Wharf Park. The vision sees the bicycle racks as public art pieces representative of the unique character of Shawnigan, combining form, function and local craftsmanship.
This is a great opportunity for a local artist, metal worker, blacksmith or other craftsman within the Cowichan Valley or environs to showcase their creativity.
The deadline for submissions was November 15, 2022. The Call-out for Artists’ Concept Submissions is now closed.
The Selection Process is now underway and we hope to inform the Selected Artist soon.
Expected completion of the installation of the Bicycle Racks along the Shawnigan Lake Waterfront Trail is in the Spring of 2023.
“We were delighted with the number of submissions we received, and we were very impressed with the imagination and the artistry of all the proposals. We appreciate the time, thoughtfulness, and creativity that the artists invested in developing their submissions”
-Artistic Bicycle Rack Selection Committee