Following the recent announcement from the city of Pointe-Claire to paint a new mural in the village by the end of the summer, the West Island Blog sought to discover some other art murals in the area.

The murals were primarily found in Pointe-Claire, Valois and Pincourt; with each art piece tied with their own story depicting their history, culture or environment.

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Here are some of their stories.

1. Images 1-4:

Painted by MuraleCreation in 2011, the impressive mural painted on the side of a small grocery store in Pointe-Claire village is a visual representation depicting the history of the village from the early eighteenth century to the present. From left to right, it shows scenes of activities from the area, starting with a native village which is then transformed into the agricultural time period and then into our modern day residential city.

2. Images 5-6:

Pincourt’s Design Committee launched a drawing contest that would be featured on a pumping station on 5th Avenue and Duhamel street. Winning artist Evelyn Sotosek, created this design to reflect the growing vitality of culture in Pincourt.

3. Images 7-11:

Pincourt’s Design Committee was created “to enhance the town’s appearance by revitalizing its public spaces – in particular underused or abandoned areas”. This message is reflected through the vibrant flower mural on Cardinal-Léger Boulevard (7-9), and Bellevue Park’s suburban bird house depiction (10-11).

4. Images 12-14:

Painted by the A’Shop collective, you can find this mural next to the Pointe-Claire canoe club, in which was previously a water pumping station. It is now a storage facility for the canoe club. This circular structure features nautical imagery that’s meant to depict the natural environment of Lake Saint-Louis and the water activities present at the club.

5. Images 15-16:

L’empreinte de l’homme, by artist Ilana Pichon, is an abstract mural on the Valois tunnel entrance which depicts the story of human influence on the changing means of transportation. Portrayed in three parts, the first graphic represents our impact on the surrounding geography, the second moves at a slower pace to depict the notion of multiple interactions, and the third type of graphics are based on the artist’s viewpoint of five modes of transportation.