Streetsville Cultural District
Vivian Rosas, “Blissful Release”, 2021. Photographs by Tori Lambermont.
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The City of Missisauga’s Public Art Program commissioned professional artist Vivian Rosas (@vivianrosas) to paint a rainbow ground mural to honour and celebrate 2SLGBTQ+ communities in Mississauga.
Following a public vote that saw almost 400 responses, Streetsville Village Square was selected as the location for the mural. 70 people participated in virtual dance and drawing classes, where they collaborated to help the artist envision the mural’s final design.
The mural was funded by the Region of Peel, in recognition of their support of 2SLGBTQ+ communities in Peel.
In the artist’s words…
"This isn't just another rainbow road. This is what joy in the 2SLGBTQ+ community looks like! With this mural I wanted to envision the magical places where 2SLGBTQ+ folks can come together to share in safe space. Where they can blissfully release and feel like their true selves without fear of judgment. Moving together, crashing to the same beat, finding joy and pride for who they are. Each so different, yet finding community, and chosen family in one place and feeling held. These are the spaces 2SLGBTQ+ folks need more than ever." -Vivian Rosas
For more content, take a look at the photo set and a time-lapse video of the installation!