There’s a little bit more of Timmins and its history downtown, in the form of art that’s wrapped around light poles and utility boxes. And it’s the work of a local artist.
Katherine Montigny was commissioned by the BIA, through the “Steps I HeArt Main Street” initiative that supports public art in downtown areas.
She says she was already doing her own series of Timmins historical places.
“I really like historical places in Timmins and was doing I guess like a series of my own,” she said at the official dedication. “So I thought it would be a good project for me.”
The installation called “Cheerful City” follows three themes at the corners of Pine St. and Second Ave., Pine and Third, Cedar St. and Second Ave., and Cedar and Third.
Montigny is enjoying seeing the art wrapped around the posts at those four intersections.
“It’s really fun. It’s so neat to see my art up everywhere when I go in the downtown area and to see other people like looking at it.”
Montigny has also painted a mural in the 101 Mall, where she owns Jump City Comics.