One of the TDIA’s top priorities is downtown beautification through initiatives that leave a lasting legacy and have low long term maintenance costs. Beautifying downtown creates an appealing space for locals and tourists to get out of their cars, discover a vibrant downtown core and visit public art in person. Projects include murals, facade upgrades, holiday lighting, banners and contributing to the downtown hanging flower basket program in partnership with the Terrace Beautification Society.
The TDIA is proud to support a number of different art initiatives in the downtown core. We include public art initiatives in our annual budget and work closely with our partners at the City of Terrace Public Art Committee and the Skeena Salmon Arts Festival Society.
To date we have commissioned, The Wings of Hope by local artists Amanda Hugon and Jorge Jung, The Logger by Jorge Jung and the most recent installation, The Snowboarder by Roderick Brown of Cohowood Design.
In 2023 we’ll be adding a new sculpture by Terrace based artist Nakkita Trimble to Terrace's public collection – a freestanding wooden sculpture of a bear and a salmon, to be placed.
For more information about public art in Terrace visit skeenasalmonartsfest.com
TDIA has partnered with the Skeena Salmon Art Fest Society and local business and property owners to beautify our downtown with professionally painted murals by regional artists.
This year we have again supported the Skeena Salmon Arts Fest Society and property owners in the commissioning of murals on the Remax Building, Carters Jewellers, Beyond Burgers and Terrace Womens’ Resource Centre.
Many murals have been completed as part of the Façade Grant initiative which sees property owners apply for a matching grant of up to $5000, to improve the exterior of their buildings. In 2022, local Artist Casey Braam completed a mural on the Happy Gang Centre seniors drop in centre on Kalum Ave.
If you own a blank wall downtown and want to participate, send us an email or fill out the façade grant application form.
The TDIA continues to install Christmas lights in the downtown core.
In the winter of 2022-23 we expanded this initiative to include installing lights along the 4600 Blocks of Lazelle Ave. and Lakelse Ave. We also lit up several light standards in George Little Park.
We also partnered with the owner of the Lazelle Plaze to install white holiday lighting there.
For more information about next year’s initiative, email us.