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.

2021 Call to Artists has closed

The City of Nanaimo was seeking designs for its spring 2021 street banner program with a theme of Nanaimo 2121: One Hundred Years Forward. The deadline for submissions was February 18, 2021. Designs are currently being reviewed. For information on future calls, check back here or subscribe to receive Love Arts Nanaimo email updates. You can also follow us on Instagram at @Culture_Nanaimo.

2020 Banners

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.

Street Banner Design by Amy Pye - celebrating 100 years of Rotary

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Last updated: February 19, 2021

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