Street Banner Design Program
This annual program offers artists and designers an opportunity to submit proposals for original banner artwork that will be hung in Nanaimo’s downtown area. Banners will be on display in the Arts District downtown, along Bowen Road, Third Street and other major routes, creating a vibrant visual presence.
Join us in congratulating this year's selected banner designer:
The theme of this year’s call was Nanaimo 2121: One Hundred Years Forward. This annual program offers artists and designers an opportunity to submit proposals for original banner artwork that will be hung in Nanaimo’s downtown area. Banners will be on display in the Arts District downtown, along Bowen Road, Third Street and other major routes, creating a vibrant visual presence from May to November.
“When I think 100 years forward, I can’t help but think 100 years back. Industry and increased settlement have made a significant impact on the natural environment in this region. People have lived in this area for thousands of years, in balance with the ecology. My banner imagery represents this idea. When I imagine Nanaimo in 100 years, I hope that the reverence for the cedar tree remains and I hope the estuary can still claim to be one of the greatest natural resources in the region.”
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In 2020, the selected banner design recognized Rotary's 100 years of service to Nanaimo.
A playful, eye-catching design by Amy Pye was produced, rendered in Rotary’s blue and gold colours, including graphics that point to the club’s commitment to promoting peace, fighting disease, and supporting education.
Based in Nanaimo, Amy Pye is the award-winning principal designer at Pye Design and is a community-minded entrepreneur. She has worked in communication design on Vancouver Island for over 15 years and has led initiatives to supply coats and school supplies for children, an awareness campaign on violence against women, and many other impactful projects.
Read more about Pye's banner design.
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