May 16, 2019
Saint John, NB May 16, 2019: Discover Saint John’s popular public art installation - Salmon Run – will be installed throughout the uptown this week. Eleven new sculptures will be added to last year’s collection bringing the total number to 21 salmon.
“The Salmon Run is a favourite of locals and visitors helping to bolster our vibrant uptown core with the unexpected,” says Victoria Clarke, Executive Director of Discover Saint John. “Our city is developing a reputation as the go-to arts and cultural destination in New Brunswick and we had artists from around the province vying to paint or adorn the sculptures.”
The 2019 call for submissions received responses from over 30 artists with over 40 submissions. The casts of Atlantic salmon were created by New Brunswick artist John Morgan to produce an urban kaleidoscope of salmon sculptures standing more than six feet tall when mounted.
The 2019 participating artists are:
The Saint John Hotel Association appreciates the creativity of Discover Saint John engaging their guests in innovative ways. “Salmon Run offers an interesting, unique way for people to explore our city,” says Paulette Hicks, President of the Saint John Hotel Association. “Our guests love discovering our city’s galleries and public art and coming across a six-foot salmon will surprise and delight.”
Discover Saint John will offer a directory for the Salmon Run at their Visitor Information Centres or it can be downloaded from www.discoversaintjohn.com.
Director Marketing & Communications – Discover Saint John