By The Bay – Inspired By Emily Carr

Mural Routes Member(s): Chemainus Festival of Murals Society Completed: 2016

Dimensions: 3.66m x 2.44m (12’ x 8’)

Best Viewed: In the lane between Utopia Bakery and Bonnie Martin Restaurant

“Emily Carr Series #5: By The Bay – Inspired By Emily Carr”

The vistas from the shores of Vancouver Island have always captivated residents and visitors alike. The Arbutus trees featured in this mural are native to the Pacific Northwest. The tree is the only broadleaf evergreen tree in Canada. It was important to the Coast Salish First Nations, who used its leaves and bark to create medicines to treat stomach problems, wounds and colds. The berries were an important ingredient in many foods eaten by Northwest Coast First Nations peoples. Artfully hidden in plain view is a face of clouds and leaves; the artist’s expression of the interconnectedness of everything. This mural contains a reproduction of Emily Carr’s Chemainus Bay.
(Please drop by the Chemainus Visitors Centre to buy your Official Mural Guide. Proceeds from the sale go to the Chemainus Festival of Murals Society).

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Location: 9764 Willow St, Chemainus, BC V0R 1K0, Canada Get Directions