Mural: Both Sides of the Valley
Size: 2530 ft sq2
Location: Back side of Cedar Coast Dental
Address: 4619 Park Avenue
Painted in phases over the course of the summers of 2020 and 2021, this massive installation is an ode to the alpine in the northwest of British Columbia. Local artists Rod Brown and Tim Block helped paint the mural alongside primary artist, Casey Braam. Braam’s goal with this installation was to bring people to one of his favourite places – the alpine. “We wanted to put people in local alpine and make it really immersive for people on the ground. The thing about mountain goats and alpine, for some it defines this area and other people don’t even know it exists.”
Nearly 80 per cent of the world’s mountain goat population live in BC. Braam, an avid hunter, says this is a celebration of their environment. If you catch this mural while the sun sets, the colours just may match up!
In 2021, Casey completed the mural with the help Rod Brown and Andy Kerr. It’s a continuation of the first mural with the addition of a Grizzly Bear sow and two cubs on the west facing wall and a family of marmots on the south facing side. The bears are placed in a sunny location, with vibrant blue skies.