The community is invited to the combined Squamish Mural Walk Festival and Open Street Day on Saturday, July 29, from 10 am to 3 pm in Downtown Squamish.
The mural festival will take place from July 28 to 30 in Downtown Squamish. As many as 10 new murals have been added to this free, year-round self-guided tour of the murals in Downtown Squamish. The DSBIA said the Open Street Day will be a day of local shopping with businesses on Cleveland Avenue opening their doors and bringing their goods to the sidewalks.
“Peruse through local goodies and treasures as you walk, scooter, and bike through the downtown core,” says Kerry Neil of the DSBIA. “Open Street Day aims to promote sustainable active transportation, community well-being, and social cohesion. By temporarily reallocating the streets from cars to people, we create an opportunity for residents to connect, explore, and envision the potential of Squamish as a more pedestrian-friendly and accessible place.”
OurSquamish Placemaking Society will be setting up a free bike valet at Winnipeg and Cleveland Avenue and residents are encouraged to travel downtown by foot, bike, skateboard, or scooter. This free event will celebrate the vibrancy of downtown Squamish, reclaiming Cleveland Avenue as a community-focused public space, and allowing local businesses and community organisations to interact, engage, and re-imagine spaces usually reserved for vehicle traffic. This event is organized by OurSquamish Placemaking Society, the District of Squamish, Squamish Arts and the Downtown Squamish BIA.