Self-Guided Downtown Art Tour

In 2015, DHBC launched a Gritty to Pretty placemaking program to award a limited number of grants for beautification projects located in Downtown Halifax.

Gritty to Pretty includes three grants: Open Grant for any great beautification initiative, one specifically for Façade Lighting, and one for Murals. These projects contribute to DHBC's beautification efforts to make Downtown Halifax more welcoming to locals and visitors alike. Learn more about the program here


Grab Your Camera and Explore

Grab your camera and explore the public art in Downtown Halifax. You're welcome to start your tour anywhere, but our tour starts in Peace and Friendship Park at the corner of Barrington and South streets, moves into the Downtown core, and finishes on the beautiful Halifax Waterfront.  

Before you start, we recommend grabbing a coffee or cold drink from Rousseau Chocolatier, 5151 South Street; Trident Booksellers and Cafe, 1256 Hollis Street; Swee Tea House, 1237 Barrington Street, or any cafe or restaurant along the way. 

More Public Art to Check Out Downtown