Paint the Rails Mural
The first mural for the Canada 150 “Paint the Rails” legacy project was officially unveiled at Churchill LRT Station on December 15, 2017. The large, three-part mural called “Returning Home,” by artists Carla Taylor and Dana Belcourt, is intended to gently honour Canada’s missing and murdered indigenous women. It also keeps with the spirit underlying the City of Edmonton’s Let’s Keep Each Other Safe campaign and its gender-based violence and sexual assault prevention initiative.
The “Paint the Rails” project is a collaboration between Edmonton Transit Service (ETS) and the John Humphrey Centre for Peace and Human Rights.
“Ridden Down” Sculpture
"Ridden Down" by Alberta artist Clay Ellis can be viewed in the south mezzanine of Churchill LRT Station. This abstract, vertical piece of art is made of welded steel and is one of a series of sculptures created by the artist.
Clay Ellis is a sculptor with an international reputation who has exhibited his work world-wide and has pieces of work in public collections around the world.
The sculpture is on extended loan from the Alberta Foundation for the Arts. It's one of the ways we're trying to make the LRT system more interesting for people using it, as well as an opportunity for us to support the arts community.
Churchill Square Mural
This aerial perspective of the First Night Festival crowds in Churchill Square by Peter Field was the first piece of wall art in Edmonton's LRT system. The image duplicated the cover of the 1991 First Night Festival program also designed by Peter Field. This mural was co-sponsored by Edmonton Transit and First Night Festival.