Photo by J Spinney
The side of a building is painted with a sunrise over the churning sea. A bird overlooks a fishing boat traversing the waves. The bird is surrounded by flowers.
Artist(s): Michael Burt, Daniel Burt

The Tide Flows

Completed: 2018

Michael Burt and Daniel Burt painted this mural to commemorate Wolfville’s 125th anniversary in 2018.

This mural features the poetry of John Frederic Herbin: “The tide flows out as the day expands.” Herbin was a prominent businessman, poet, and mayor of Wolfville. A fifth-generation Wolfville business, Herbin Jewelers houses this tribute to Wolfville’s natural world and its history. The mural also depicts chimney swifts, a local endangered bird species.

Support for this project was provided by the Wolfville 125 Committee through the Town of Wolfville and Rafuse Home Hardware.

Daniel Burt – @bunhundered
Michael Burt – @trackside.studios

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Where to Find This Mural

Location: Main Street & Linden Avenue, Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada Get Directions

Accessibility: The mural is located on the side of a local business in downtown Wolfville. The area is flat, paved and the downtown core is fairly walkable and there's parking nearby.