Skip to content

Downtown Cambridge BIA announces next artist to be featured in outdoor gallery

The work of Mark Nadjiwan will be on display in the The Galtway connecting Main Street to Water Street
USED 20230320goodmorningmb
The Galtway arch welcomes residents to the transformed alleyway between Main Street and Water Street.

The Galt core will have new artwork on display next week.

Beginning March 13, the work of Mark Nadjiwan is scheduled to line the walls of The Galtway alley that connects Main Street to Water Street. It will stay up for 12 months.

Nadjiwan is a self-taught Indigenous artist who's known for his pen and ink work inspired by his First Nation roots in the Georgian Bay and Lake Superior regions. His art has a strong connection to his cultural heritage.

"As an Indigenous artist, I am always interested in the re-establishment of Indigenous culture in areas where the presence of Indigeneity has become largely overshadowed by virtue of the colonial era," Nadjiwan said.

"Public art installations are an important tool for seeing Indigenous culture re-inhabit our own traditional territories and spaces, visible to residents and visitors alike. I believe these nine works help to achieve that end."

The Galtway was designed in 2022 to create a more inviting space where people feel encouraged to eat, shop and play.

Executive Director of the Downtown Cambridge BIA, Brian Kennedy, believes the newest art installation helps further achieve that goal.

"The Galtway has turned an overlooked space into a vibrant destination, drawing people to explore and enjoy the art and inviting atmosphere it now offers," Kennedy said.

"It's a remarkable placemaking project, sparking conversations around opportunities for more arts and cultural activities in our city. A dynamic hub for artistic expression and community engagement, it enriches Downtown Cambridge."