CTV Regina’s Unofficial Public Art Walking Tour: Downtown
CTV News Regina has been asking for your favourite pieces of public art in the Queen City. Below is the third installment of CTV News Regina's Unofficial Public Art Walking Tour. Scroll down to follow along, or take the tour yourself with curated recommendations from our Digital Team.
Route 3: Downtown
Before you start on the last installment of CTV Regina’s Unofficial Public Art Walking Tour, grab lunch at Fresh & Sweet located at Victoria Avenue and McIntyre Street. The friendly staff prepare a variety of soups and sandwiches, but the sweets are the most fun. Give their cupcakes a try!
This elephant sculpture can be found in front of the Regina Public Library - Central Branch, along 12 Avenue.
Location: 2311 12th Ave.
This painting of a person surfing can be found in the alley behind the Sask. Sport building, just off 12 Avenue.
Approx. location: 1870 Lorne St.
Rising from the Ruins
This piece by artist Grant McLaughlin commemorates the Regina Tornado of June 30, 1912.
Location: 1860 Lorne St.
Regina BID alley doors art project
There are 26 murals in this back alley in downtown Regina, including this Etch-A-Sketch piece: https://regina.ctvnews.ca/work-of-etch-a-sketch-artist-featured-in-alley-mural-1.4569156
Approx location: 1850 Hamilton St.
The name of this sculpture means "bones that are piled together" referring to Regina's original name. The piece is by Joe Fafard. The sculpture was given a name in the Cree language to honour the First Nations people of the land.
Location: Scarth Street in between the Hill Towers.
*On your walk to the next location, stop by Ohanlon’s for a pint. The place is known for its Irish flare, but the veggie pizza is a staple that you don’t want to miss.
Mural tribute to Robert Gardikiotis
Danny Fernandez made this tribute to late copper Kettle owner Robert Gardikiotis. Story here: https://regina.ctvnews.ca/local-artist-paints-mural-to-commemorate-beloved-restaurant-owner-1.3067699
Location: 1947 Scarth St.
Metro Pet Market
Metro Pet Market's mural will give you wings!
Location: 1637 Victoria Ave.
All this walking must work up an appetite, stop into the famous Italian Star Deli for a panini!
Off the path:
Floral mural on Ukrainian Co-Op
Artist Jez painted a floral mural on Regina's signature Ukrainian Co-Op.https://regina.ctvnews.ca/flowers-on-the-wall-the-artist-behind-the-new-look-of-the-ukrainian-co-op-1.4386598
Location: 1805 Winnipeg St.
Take a look at our public art map and send us any art you've seen around Regina here.