CHEMAINUS, "A Celebration of Canadian Heritage"
HOSTING THE 2012 GLOBAL MURAL CONFERENCE FOCUSED ON ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT VIA THE ARTS, CULTURE AND TOURISM. Link.
Chemainus certainly is one of the most beloved places by visitors to Vancouver Island, British Columbia. The legacy continues for our world famous town, whixh is an arts and cultural destination.
Welcome to the official Website of The Chemainus Festival of Murals Society. This website should provide you with all of the information you need to plan your visit to our world famous boutique outdoor mural art gallery and professional theatre village here in British Columbia.
Each year, hundreds of busses and thousands of visitors from all over the world travel to Vancouver Island British Columbia to take in this unique village with its rich historic past and its professional wall murals and numerous other attractions. Our wall art murals as well as our Professional Theatre Festival is a year round event, so visit any time and enjoy! Tourism website link. Visit, shop and explore!
See our town, murals, take in a professional theatre play, a game of golf, dive our airplane, fish, walk, hike, explore the region!
Chemainus, has things like imagination and foresight and a will to survive ...more here.
In 1983, it won the prestigious New York Downtown Revitalization Award for its redevelopment of the town core. It has since gained world-wide acclaim for the integrity and superb artistry of its huge depictions of the town's history with 41 outdoor murals plus carvings and statues.
Chemainus was and really is known as "The Little Town That Did"©.
In 2009 the society expanded its vision from depicting the history of Chemainus and the Chemainus Valley to include the history of Vancouver Island and is now using the images of Emily Carr a group of seven Canadian BC artist. The first is a Trompe L’oeil (fools the eye) mural on the Chemainus road side wall of the famous Theatre. We are currently working on the 42 nd Mural - 41 in the Heritage series and we revealed the number 2 mural in the Emily Carr series on September 25 2010. Working on Emily Carr # 3 A MuralSculpture revealed during September 2012. See the First Historic Mural >
Isabel Askew, one of the first female settlers. Take in a walking or horse and carriage tour! You'll never experience history quite like this again.
Discover many more reasons to stay and play in Chemainus, the ideal location to stay overnight and explore central Vancouver Island.
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“We acknowledge the financial support of the Municipality and the Province of British Columbia.”