Graffiti artists were invited to add some much needed colour to the Rideau Canal Skateway for this year’s Winterlude celebrations.
It’s great to see that our capital city has made sure to include hip-hop culture in this annual event.
There were a lot of different styles of art to see from landscapes to characters to…
the traditional way of tagging your name in bright letters where each letter is stretched and bent almost beyond recognition.
This is a nice piece that really establishes the spirit of Winterlude. It shows skaters going down the canal and it features hip-hop style lettering in the foreground and the capital city landscape in the background. Amazing piece.
This painting shows the skaters passing by the confectionery huts that are set up along the route. Here you can stop and get a hot chocolate, a Beaver Tail pastry treat, and have a washroom break.
There were a lot of people out this past weekend. It really was something to see this many people skating down a canal that carries watercraft during the summer. In fact, the building you see here has paddle boat and canoe rentals during the summer months.
This shot gives you some scope of the outdoor gallery.
Here is some more of this great art.