If you are wondering where the Sooke Art Bombers spawning salmon installation is, and if you were looking for it at the town’s roundabout, you’ll have to cast your gaze further … to the office of the District of Sooke.
A day after CBC Victoria interviewing the Sooke Region Chamber of Commerce President about the Art Bomber’s poster campaign encouraging the wearing of masks, the poles peppering the roundabout were removed by a third party. As the Art Bombers work to find a solution, they are dropping their art bombs in new locations, one of which is at the District of Sooke offices.
The Art Bombers have long graced the town’s community with random, free, guerilla art projects. Here are some of their previous projects:
- Instigated Help Wanted, Wear a Mask posters in partnership with the Chamber of Commerce
- Initiated the painted rock garden in the town centre median
- Created displays for Communities in Bloom
- Made banners in front of Otter Point shops to support the OCP’s ‘Artisan Alley’
- Posted community-painted poles and fish in the roundabout and median
- Distributed random Valentine’s Day displays
- Contributed outdoor decor at the library and post office
- Created a number of Earth Day displays
The Art Bombers of Sooke believe that “shared creativity builds community,” and they definitely practice what they preach!