Call for Burlington Mural Artist

The Downtown Burlington BIA is seeking a local Burlington mural artist to assist in an upcoming project!

As part of STEPS Public Art’s I HeART Main Street program, work with lead artist Chris Perez in an upcoming 700+ square foot mural to bring vibrancy into Burlington’s downtown.

I HeART Main Street supports Business Improvement Areas (BIAs) of all sizes; strengthening business-community relationships, and providing meaningful opportunities for local Canadian artists. Since June 2021, 27 main streets across Ontario will be activated through unique outdoor public art installations that can be visited in person or virtually through an interactive app.

Header Image: Duality, Chris Perez, 2019

Project Details:

Lead Artist: Chris Perez
Location: 408 John Street, BURLINGTON ON
Mural Canvas: 713 sq.ft. (31ft x 21 ft)
Timeline: Mid to End of September 2021
Sponsors: The Molinaro Group, The Cover Guy, & Creature Comforts

Successful applicants must have the following qualifications:
  • Active Working from Heights certification
  • Self Propelled Boom and Elevated Work Platform Licence (for a Cherry Picker)
  • 1-2+ Years of experience using aerosols and exterior paint

The Call ends on September 7th, 2021.

About Chris Perez

Chris Perez is a Canada-based artist who works with abstract imagery in the exploration of cultural and personal identity. He graduated from the Drawing and Painting program from OCADU in 2012. After graduation, he worked a short stretch with a gallery and artist collective. Perez involves himself in many community arts projects and festivals. Working mainly as a painter, he has expanded his process and medium to involve large-scale murals, and more recently touched on site-specific work.


I HeART Main Street is presented in partnership with RBC Royal Bank and the City of Toronto, and generously supported by Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council, and the Ontario Ministry of Heritage Sport, Tourism and Culture through Ontario ReConnect.

Logos for RBC, City of Toronto, Canada Healthy Communities Initiative, Government of Canada, Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council, and Province of Ontario through Ontario ReConnect