Giroux and Hunsberger say, “It is an absolute honour to be creating this year’s public art piece. We hope to engage the community and create a memorable experience for the festival.”
The Design Competition for Powell Street Festival is a partnership between PSFS, Revery Architecture and Abaton Projects and is financially supported by Hapa Collaborative, PFS Studio and Revery Architecture, as well as several private donors. The jury included Brenda Crabtree, Director of Aboriginal Programs at Emily Carr University of Art and Design; Leanne Dunic, Artistic Director of Powell Street Festival; Shinobu Homma, Technical Principal of Revery Architecture; and Gary Smith, Art Fabricator of Abaton Projects.
The design is now in development and will be unveiled at the Opening Ceremony of the 43rd annual Powell Street Festival in Oppenheimer Park at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, August 3, 2019. Follow @powellstfest on social media and posts tagged #powellstfest #ashiato to see the production process.