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Celebrate the Light

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Community Art Mosaic Project

During the Inuvik Sunrise Festival in January 2021, the Town of Inuvik was just emerging from 30 days with no sunrise. They were also in the middle of a long‐dark winter in a community, like many across the world, facing significant COVID restrictions. As a way to pull people together and bring some light into homes and families, the Town of Inuvik invited the community to participate in the Celebrate the Light Community Art Mosaic Project. 

Over 250 art kits were handed out with stations in five different neighbourhoods around Inuvik. Elders, Youth, Families, new artists, experienced artists, and artists at heart were encouraged to participate by painting a small canvas tile with a sunrise related theme. 134 of the canvas tiles were then collected, photographed, catalogued and kept in safe keeping. In conjunction with the Opening of the new Special Events Pavilion and the Summer Solstice celebrated June 20, the Town of Inuvik presented the Celebrate the Light Community Art Mosaic Project with an outdoor display to showcase the artwork created by the community. 

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