Salmon Run 2018 hits the streets of Saint John

August 10, 2018

Saint John, NB August 10, 2018: Discover Saint John is thrilled to reveal Salmon Run 2018 - their popular public art initiative –which will be installed throughout the uptown today.

“Our 2017 Canada 150 Salmon Run installation was loved by locals and visitors to the city helping to bolster our vibrant uptown core with the unexpected,” says Victoria Clarke, Executive Director of Discover Saint John.  “Having the opportunity to let ten New Brunswick artists interpret the region through this installation has been amazing. We encourage everyone to visit each sculpture and share their images using #SalmonRun2018.”

Thirty-four submissions were received, and evaluated by a jury, to paint or adorn one of the 2018 sculptures. 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 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.”

The 2018 participating artists are:

  • Fabiola Martinez from Quispamsis, NB
  • Holly McKay from Grand Bay-Westfield, NB (Returning artist from 2017)
  • Jack Hudson from Rexton, NB (Returning artist from 2017)
  • Jared Betts from Moncton, NB
  • Jean Hudson from Rexton, NB (Returning artist from 2017)
  • Kelley Joyce-Floyd from Quispamsis, NB
  • Lisa-Ann Scichilone from Quispamsis, NB (Returning artist from 2017)
  • Lisa Robinson from Fredericton, NB
  • Peggy Woolsey from Quispamsis, NB (Returning artists from 2017)
  • Tammy Capstick from Bloomfield, NB

Discover Saint John is offering a map of Salmon Run 2018 at their Visitor Information Centres or download the Salmon Run 2018 walking tour app (Saint John Walking Tours) in the App store or Google Play store (updated August 24, 2018).



Media Inquiries:

Jillian MacKinnon
Director Marketing & Communications – Discover Saint John