Mural Project

Coquitlam’s Streetscape Enhancement Program was created to beautify the City, provide engaging public spaces, and support business growth and retention. The program adds new infrastructure and amenities to neighbourhoods currently not undergoing redevelopment. A key component of the Streetscape Enhancement Program is the Mural Project.

In consultation with the kʷikʷəƛ̓əm First Nation, as well as Coquitlam’s Cultural Services Advisory Committee, the first phase of the Mural Project launched in summer 2023, with a series of murals being installed in high-visibility strategic locations throughout the City. The murals will be designed around the themes of belonging and diversity. 

We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia through the Ministry of Tourism, Arts, Culture and Sport.

Call for Artists

The call for 2023 mural artists closed on July 7, 2023 at 2 p.m. For details, refer to the RFIQ - Call for Artists 2023-2024 Mural Program.

Mural Locations

928 Brunette Avenue (At Zara's Hair and Beauty Salon)

This design blends time and color together in a vibrant landscape that celebrates the Maillardville area. The tree heralds back to the early 1900’s and the history of the mill workers as well as the Festival du Bois. The clock within the tree (with tis tiny numbers flying away) is a nod to the iconic clock tower across the street, as well as a symbol of how the area has grown and evolved over the years. The variegated leaves of the tree represents a healthy community, full of life and colour, with its roots running deep – a strong foundation. 

A close up of the tree

A close up of the tree.

Artist Bio

Laura Kwok is an illustrator and muralist with a playful spirit and an old soul. She is captivated by the beauty of nature and her artwork is merely a small ode to the grandeur of the natural world. Her recent work focuses on capturing the ethereal life cycles of flowers and creating a visual language of botanical symbolism as a means of expression. Laura’s style is often described as bright, whimsical, and full of joy.

Her murals can be found all around the Lower Mainland, having collaborated with local businesses like Pajo’s Fish & Chips and the Steveston Sweet Shoppe, to organizations such as Tourism Richmond, TransLink, and BC Children’s Hospital. Laura hopes to continually connect with humans and strengthen communities through painting and adding colour to the world.

Become a Mural Corporate Partner

Become a 2023 or 2024 Mural Corporate Partner and build brand awareness while contributing to Coquitlam's streetscape.

For more details, email our Corporate Partners team.

Streetscape Standards and Guidelines

The Streetscape Enhancement Program recognizes Coquitlam’s strong history of investing in public spaces through streetscape standards and guidelines for new developments, supporting community and economic development, and contributing towards an inclusive, safe, active, healthy and involved community.

For more details, visit the Streetscape Standards and Guidelines page.