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Initiated by local artist Stefan Bell, in the late
1980s, was the idea to express different facets of life and history
in the Creston Valley with murals on various local businesses.
In the middle of downtown Creston you can discover a wider expression
of the Creston Valley.
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- Discover the four seasons of the Creston Valley on the west
wall of the McDowell Department Store, corner of 11th Avenue
North and Canyon Street. This was the start of the mural
project, painted by Stefan Bell in 1987. Click
- On the other side of the street, on the east wall of Pharmasave,
the natural extravaganza of the Creston Wildlife Management
Area is displayed. Painted by Linda Dawn Jensen in 1989, this
mural encourages visitors to explore the largest wildlife reserve
in BC. Click here!
- See the view from Goat Mountain to the north of Creston looking
over Erickson's fruit orchards on the west wall of the School
Board Office, corner of 16th Avenue North and Canyon Street,
painted by Roger Kamp in 1988. Click
- Another view of the Creston Valley painted by Roger Kamp
in 1991, this time from the top of Thompson Mountain, can be
seen on the west wall of Sunset Seeds at 1201 Cook Street. Click
- A piece of Creston's logging history is appropriately found
on the east wall of the Home Building Center at 116 Northwest
Boulevard, painted my local artist Darlene MacDonald in 1988.
- More murals can be found on the retaining walls of the parking
lot just north of Sunset Seeds on Cook Street. The Swan Valley
Mural Society held a competition for artists, offering the retaining
walls as their canvas. The artistic expression of many students
and local and provincial artists can be found here.