Take a stroll around Corydon Avenue to view the interesting and artistic new murals that are being added to the visual landscape of the neighbourhood, promoting the idea of the “Avenue of the Arts”, by adding art through large murals that are recognized art pieces. Over time, Corydon has become home to murals, sculptures and many other works of art both public and private. Below are a few of the more prominent pieces throughout the neighbourhood.

Doors of the World (Hugo Street Piazza)

 (Artists: M. Saint Hilaire and M. van Leeuwen)

 

This mural aims to celebrate multiculturalism and immigration through a collection of doors and birds from around the world which symbolize the diverse character and beauty of mixed cultures, embracing opportunity and change. Famous doors from around the world included in this mural are: Kom-El-Shuqafa Tom/Egypt, Royal Palace/Spain, Jules Laviotte-Architect/France, Barretstown Caste/Ireland, St.Basil’s Cathedral/Russia, Florence Baptistry, by Ghiberti/Italy. Viewers can visit Hugo Piazza and experience this original artwork in a new way ever time.

Corydon in Motion - 671 Corydon Ave.

 (Artists: Michel Saint Hilaire and Mandy van Leeuwen

photo sourced from muralsofwinnipeg.com

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“Corydon in Motion” was created to celebrate the character of the neighborhood.  This mural

was the beginning of the Corydon Avenue BIZ’s efforts to establish a fresh new look for the area.

The artistic rendition leaves ample room for mystery and storytelling.  A BMX bike tire suggests  motion, transportation and sport.  The majestic archway at the entrance of Corydon Avenue is viewed as a towering gateway and the row of chairs an array of shops and services that surround and contribute to this community.  Each character sets the tone for style and social activity. A larger than life electric guitar sets the mood for Rock N` Roll and the vintage car mirror reflect an old church, located just down the street.  The billboard states interesting facts about the old church, it was built with remnant stones left over from the construction of our Legislature Building.

Corydon Through Time -  619 Corydon Ave.

 (Artists: Michel Saint Hilaire and Mandy van Leeuwen)

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Colour, fashion and architectural design of the 1920’s to the 1950’s are showcased in this mural. The Knox House on Warsaw, the picnic basket, an old fashioned blanket  and a tricycle of yesteryears.  The mural brings you to modern times via new homes featured West of the Knox House and the smiling faces are ready for the hustle and bustle of Corydon.  The characters suggest diverse fashions of several eras including the present.  A superimposed  antique chandelier feeds light to this very interesting wall of art.

A Trip on the Avenue - 791 Corydon Ave.

(Artists: Michel Saint Hilaire and Mandy van Leeuwen)

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Inspired by  famous artists like Michelangelo, Charles Comfort,  Deirdre Luzwick and mural artist Diego Rivera, this mural  incorporates a taste of the Trompe l’Oeil styles of mural painting with a strong surrealistic style and inspirations of the art deco era.  The mural was created to invoke thought and discussion through a fun and meaningful symbolic nature.  A prairie landscape with fields of spaghetti, a ladle drenched in chocolate syrup over the cake/house.  The bridge, reminiscent of the Archway architecture, the large chrome plated goose flying towards a mechanical sunset.  A psychedelic staircase leads into the opera singer’s large intricate dress and artists are busy with the  life-size  creation of the Italian sculpture.  Around the corner, on Arbuthnot Street, the dynamics of the automobile and  motor parts add an energetic feel.   The old automobile is a powerful feature to this much smaller wall and its chrome grill is actually the entranceway to Penner Auto Body.