Popsilos is artwork on silos.
The Popsilos project combines art and agrifood tourism in a circuit that leads to five giant murals celebrating Canada’s 150th on farm silos in the Prescott-Russell countryside, interlacing small producers where visitors can discover local produce and products.
Popsilos marries urban and rural.
Popsilos is the opportunity for street artists to come together, learn from one another and create a legacy artwork in celebration of Canada’s 150th, in Prescott-Russell, while putting the spotlight on agriculture through painting on the most monumental canvas ever, a silo.
Popsilos is a holiday.
Growing up in Prescott Russell, we were up at 7 am, ready to venture through the fields and find the day’s secret spot. Our imaginations ran wild until we heard our parents’ voices calling us in, when rosy skies turned to darker shades of marine and purple. The United Counties of Prescott and Russell are centrally located between Montreal and Ottawa and invite visitors to #savourtheoutdoors touring their eight welcoming municipalities.
Jen Larocque and Mat Mault
We are travelers. When visiting cosmopolitan cities for a few days, we always feel the urge to retract from the fun, but busy chaos, to the countryside. To move to a slower beat. To have the time to meet people and chat. When in Scotland we learned about the Kelburn Castle which has a full façade covered in graffiti art. This inspired us to colour the landscapes of the countryside where we grew up. We created Popsilos Inc, a not for profit, to enable the infrastructure to create an exterior sensorial art gallery in Prescott and Russell.
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