The Ladysmith Arts Council, (LAC) has prepared 32 poppies painted by 32 different artists to be displayed in the community on Remembrance Day.
“I wanted a project so that we’re included in Remembrance Day, and part of the community, and getting our members to think about remembrance,” LAC president Kathy Holmes said.
The poppies were prepared by both established artists, and student artists. The LAC has placed the poppies along 1st Avenue.
Holmes said that working on the poppies inspired conversations around Remembrance Day.
“It is all about community, because it’s such a heartfelt day. People are coming out more and more to Remembrance Day,” Holmes said.
The LAC poppies are not the only Remembrance Day related art on display. There is also a window display at the Royal Lepage building on 1st Avenue.
Holmes said the LAC plans to do the project again next year, and add to their collection of poppies.