City announces call to artists for tree appreciation exhibit

The City of Charlottetown is calling for applications for the fifth edition of Rooted in Art, offering Island residents an opportunity to create temporary art installations inspired by Charlottetown’s trees. Rooted in Art celebrates the vital role trees play in the urban environment. From the aesthetic beauty to the essential services trees provide – such as air purification, wind blocking, noise buffering and stormwater management – this initiative seeks to deepen the community’s connection with nature and highlight the importance of the urban forest. Since its inception in 2020, Rooted in Art has captivated the community by pairing local artists with trees on public land in Charlottetown. This year, six artists will be selected to create art installations on or around their corresponding tree, which will be showcased for two weeks in October. Each artist will be eligible to submit one application. Submissions can be sent via email to kgore@charlottetown.ca or delivered to City Hall at 199 Queen Street. The deadline for submissions is 4 pm on August 9. Visit www.charlottetown.ca/roots for application details and more information.