Nanny Goat Community Garden
Ottawa Urban Arts, as part of Ottawa's Paint It Up! program, did a mural with youth from the Youth Services Bureau, as well as members of the Nanny Goat Community Garden (Bronson/Laurier) and other community members - both adults and children. Their design ideas were incorporated into the designs for three wall areas, and all helped with the work on the walls - including several respected members of the local graffitiu art community - local "writers" The design is a nice blend of the two cultures I think. Logos of various partners were added last - with city staff involvement in placement and design, as some flexibility was needed here due to overall design.
The Paint It Up! program provides funding for community groups, property owners, artists, and youth groups to work together to redirect youth into a mural program that covers up unwanted tagging, teaches the youth new skills and ways to express themselves. . In addition, these murals foster a new appreciation within the community of this art form.

Ottawa Urban Arts is a collective of artists, many with roots in local street art and graffiti murals, that can not only do great murals, but that can also mentor and develop aspiring young artists. Our Art For Action program is designed to mentor and redirect youth at risk in a creative environment, while providing hands on training in a variety of styles and media. We encourage youth to define and discuss issues within their community, and make their voice heard through positive forms of artistic expression
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