Photo by Daisy Wu
Artist(s): Ian August

Bears on Main Street

Completed: 2007

Winner of Mural Fest 2K7, this mural is located on the side of Full House Grocery in China Town, Winnipeg. It displays a view of Main Street in Winnipeg, inhabited by polar bears. Inspired by the humour and charm of the Bears on Broadway campaign, August created this mural to send an environmental message to Winnipeggers. He uses lighthearted imagery to bring attention to serious topics such as climate change, global warming and the effects that these issues have on the arctic and polar bears. The mural also touches on the issues of housing in Winnipeg. The work was sponsored by Mural Fest 2K7 and Graffiti Art Programming.

Where to Find This Mural

Location: 600 Main Street Winnipeg, MB R3B 1C9 Get Directions