Monica Loney is a visual artist and recent recipient of the 2022 Emerging Artist Award for the City of Barrie. She is a public art activist, leading art walks and instructing around the topic. Her commissioned artworks can be seen throughout Simcoe County. Two of her more notable pieces are the strawberry mural on Maple Ave (where she assisted Toronto artist Bareket Kezwer) and the latest Brightening Barriers installation outside of P_zaa in downtown Barrie. Monica believes in art’s ability to empower individuals and unite communities.
This project is a collaboration with the City of Barrie – Parks Planning Section.