Port Coquitlam city hall will be bathed in rainbow lights tomorrow night (Thursday) and this long weekend for the Pride celebrations happening across the country.
And the municipality will host a party Friday from 4 to 6 p.m. at Leigh Square to unveil the first part of its new Pride Public Art Project installation.
Designed by visual artist — and Riverside secondary graduate — Steve Baylis, the tiles around the fountain area represent the colours of the Pride flag.
But while the mural under the seating area is now finished and a few tiles are embellished, the project won’t be complete until the public workshops this month.
Residents can sign up via the city’s website at experienceit.ca to decorate the remaining tiles:
• Friday, Aug. 23 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. (barcode #38984);
• and Saturday, Aug. 24 from 1 to 3:30 p.m. (barcode #38985).
“The project started with me but will be finished by the community,” Baylis told The Tri-City News Tuesday. “I’m kind of letting it go in a sense.”
As for the party on Friday, Kimmortal and Parlour Panther will entertain while the first 150 attendees will get a free fruit popsicle courtesy of Johnny’s Pops.