A group of young High River Artists have $2,000 to help kick off their art project of beautifying the downtown thanks to the Community Vitality Fund.

17 year old Courtney Berlinguette will be one of several youth taking to the streets and says the style of art is unique.

"We're going to have a series of murals in Banksy style art. Unfortunately I can't disclose locations yet, but they will all be outside, mostly on Happy Trails and downtown High River."

Banksy art is a type of street art named after an England-based graffiti artist, political activist and film director.

This art uses a distinctive stenciling technique and will pay tribute to people past and present who have made various contributions to High River.

"We want to start as soon as possible, we would like to have all our ducks in line by August 1. Then the Artists will start making their stencils and spray painting will be done by September 1."

She says they have about fifteen youth that will be participating but need a few more to join them.

"We are looking into having QR code readers at each station so that people can identify with the information we have gathered on the people in murals."

she says it will be Banksy style art which uses a unique stenciling process.

Courtney is also known for the mural she help create for the High River detachment of the RCMP which is on display in the main entrance.

For more information or to join the group contact Courtney at [email protected] or Kalie Mosig at [email protected]

rcmp mural june8 2016 001L to R: Artists, Courtney Berlinguette and Portia Scabar in front of the mural they made for the High River RCMP. - File Photo

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