Art in the City

Artwork scattered throughout the city celebrates Welland's heritage

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Welland Mural Project
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Welland Canoe Art
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Rod Dowling Sculptures

Welland Mural Project

Take a stroll through the city’s core and discover our heritage amidst an array of historical murals. The Welland Mural project began in 1986 and depicts Welland’s industrial and marine story. Murals can be found throughout the downtown area and north end of the city.


Canoe Art

The Welland Recreational Canal Corporation and the Welland Arts and Culture Advisory Committee partnered to create an artistic legacy; a unique initiative involving local artists creating works of art using traditional canoes as canvases. The canoes are mounted for display throughout Welland, displaying artwork inspired by Welland’s heritage, sporting history, and contemporary culture.


Rod Dowling

Rod Dowling was born in Tasmania in 1928. Eleven of Mr. Dowling's stainless steel sculptures are on display at the Welland Civic Square, Welland Community Wellness Complex (WCWC) and surrounding lands. The sculptures located along the canal at the WCWC are named Listeners, The Aqueduct, and The Knot which all represent Welland’s shipping and industrial past.