PBJ Design is excited to present INFRASTRUCTURE ART for Dartmouth’s Portland Street. The playful and quirky murals add even more colour to a street that already has some stunning murals. Each of our murals will incorporate pipes and utility boxes which is why we call this project ‘Infrastructure Art’.

We stumbled upon this idea when exploring placemaking projects by Tom Bob in New York City. His murals helped us see the creative potential of pipes, vents, and protruding utility boxes on the sides of downtown buildings.

Keep your eyes peeled while walking down Portland! You never know what you may see!

Have you seen a cool pipe, vent, or utility box that could be transformed into a quirky mural? Send us a picture.

Special thanks to the Downtown Dartmouth Business Commission and Councillor Sam Austin for their support throughout the project.

PBJ Design acknowledges that our projects take place in Mi’Kma’ki, on the traditional unceded lands of the Mi’kmaq People. Placemaking is nothing without the land and communities we work in, and we acknowledge that this place is Mi’Kma’ki. For more information, click here.