I was surprised to learn that we were staying in the Country Music Capital of Canada, Merritt, BC. I admit the only research I did on this topic was a quick Google search so my knowledge is limited. The jist of what I learned was the murals were started in 2005 by artist and muralist Michelle Loughery. Loughery along with local at risk youth and local artists created 32 amazing pieces of artwork. Finding the murals was almost like a scavenger hunt. We drove up and down alleys, parking lots, main roads. Pretty neat!
Be sure to visit Michelle Loughery’s Website to learn more, as she has completed many other famous murals around the world – Missouri Route 66 Mural City, USA; and 9/11 mural commissioned by the Brooklyn Fire Department is on photographic display in the Smithsonian Museum, to name a couple