SUMMER is coming to Surrey, and so are new street banners!
These colourful new designs are an upbeat way to celebrate Surrey’s outdoor public spaces this summer, as each colourful design represents themes from each community, says the City.
“Each year, the City of Surrey Banner Program installs over 1,600 street banners on street poles across the City,” said Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum. “Look above your head for new Town Centre street banners designs in Newton, Cloverdale, Fleetwood, Guildford and Semiahmoo. In combination with this year’s Love Where You Live clean-up events, these banners are a way to beautify City streets, while also celebrating local artwork.”
The Town Centre banner program commissions local artist to create unique designs that can be found in the vicinity of significant arts and culture facilities. This year’s design was created by Surrey artist Nicoletta Baumeister, entitled Seed/Flower/Fruit/Vegetable. Baumeister’s design is built on a geometric framework of overlapping circles referred to as the “Seed of Life”. The structure of all fruits and vegetables, including their seeds and flowers, are to be found in this design. Moreover, the overlapping elements represent commonality and communication: the building blocks of trust.
Banner designs are updated every two years, and previous years’ banners are up-cycled or recycled. Schools and non-profits can request old banners from the City of Surrey for use in non-profit activities by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org. Community groups interested in sponsoring their own local banners can also reach out to the City of Surrey for more information on how to get involved in the Community Banner program.
To learn more about Surrey’s beautification and enhancement programs and the Love Where You Live campaign, visit surrey.ca