Town of St. Marys seeks artists to create public art piece for Town Hall courtyard

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The Town of St. Marys is seeking an artist or team to create a work of public art for the Town Hall Courtyard at 175 Queen Street East. This free-standing work will act as a landmark and gateway that reflects the character and values of the community.

Applications will be accepted through the Town’s Bids and Tenders web-portal ( until Thursday, August 15 at 2:30 p.m.

Interested artists are welcome to attend a non-mandatory site visit at the Town Hall Courtyard on Tuesday, July 30 at 1:00 p.m. Successful candidates must have their public art piece completed by February 15, 2020 with installation occurring no later than March 31, 2020.

The Town Hall courtyard piece is the first step of a multi-stage Public Art Project that Council approved in 2018 with support from the St. Marys Business Improvement Area (BIA). The project was made possible by funding received through the Ontario government’s Main Street Revitalization Initiative.

More details can be found within the Town’s Request for Proposal available at Questions may also be directed to Trisha McKibbin, Director of Corporate Services, at or 519-284-2340, ext. 241.

Additional Information about the Town of St. Marys

The Town of St. Marys is known by the nickname "Stonetown" due to the abundance of limestone in the area and the large number of limestone buildings and homes throughout town, including churches, a beautiful museum and a stunning opera house.

A walk through the historic streets of St. Marys offers a first-hand look at the unique limestone architecture, bustling downtown core, picturesque bridges and waterways, and vibrant green spaces.

The Town is also home to Canada’s largest outdoor freshwater swimming pool (the Quarry), the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, the Stonetown Heritage Festival, the Grand Trunk Trail, and the WinterLights festival – making it the perfect year-round escape. St. Marys is conveniently located just 20 kilometres from Stratford, 40 kilometres from London and 175 kilometres from Toronto. Learn more at

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Trisha McKibbin | Director of Corporate Services
519-284-2340, ext. 241 |