Exactly a year ago, my husband and I walked into the Milton Centre for the Arts with a gleam of excitement in our eyes. The foyer was abuzz with activity. Art was in the air…so dense that you could feel it embrace you. Having just moved to Milton, we were still getting a feel of the place. Both of us are artists by education and feel at home when there is art buzzing around us. And thats exactly what was happening at the centre and we felt like we were back on our mothership! The Culture Days 2012 was on and and various artists from the Town of Milton were hosting various activities for kids, adults. Drawing, Painting, Henna, African Drumming, Singing, Ballet performances, Classical dance forms from various countries, mime performances you name art in any medium, form or genre… it was all happening. And thats when we made a promise to ourselves. Next year we will participate in this event and engage in this truly amazing town of Milton And in 2013, that’s what we did. And thanks to Arts Milton, we could do it in a fashion that was far beyond our wildest dream. We facilitated a community mural at the Milton Centre for the Arts, where residents of this community came and contributed by painting a 6 ft x 12 ft mural.
It was an open invitation to all to come and paint on these panels and they came in hordes. Queueing up patiently for their turn to put their mark on a mural which symbolised the diversity of cultures that Milton is, the variety of art forms that the town supports, the vibrancy and the enthusiasm in every resident and their love and pride for this town. The mural took 2 days to complete and what a masterpiece it is. ( if I may say so myself). It was unveiled by Mayor Gord Krantz as a grand finale to the closing ceremony of the Culture Days 2013 event. I am truly honoured and feel extremely humbled to have been a part of this exceptional experience. Thank you Arts Milton, Thank you Mayor Gord Krantz and above all thank you my fellow residents of the Town of Milton. Thank you