Photo by J Spinney
This photo is a wide shot. The side of a building is painted in various shades of blue. A woman's face can be seen staring forward.
Artist(s): John McPartland aka Absen

Rising Tides Mural

Completed: 2021

John McPartland’s mural on Salter Street pays tribute to the entrepreneurial spirit of Halifax.

From the plaque: “Society cannot remain stagnant and it needs innovation to venture into the unknown. Fruits of the labour, provided by innovative ideas cascade through our communities to provide financial stability, meaningful work, economic growth, and exciting pursuits towards something better. “A rising tide lifts all boats” metaphorically represents this communal growth.”

Project partners: ONSIDE Now, the Halifax Innovation District, Volta, Slate Assets Management, and the Downtown Halifax Business Commission.

John McPartland’s work can be found on Instagram @absenarchives

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Where to Find This Mural

Location: 5188 Salter Street, Halifax, NS B3J 3K5, Canada Get Directions

Accessibility: This mural is located in downtown Halifax. The sidewalk is paved and smooth but is on a sharp incline.