The Illustrated Boro Project postcards available for purchase

Five local artists created 10 illustrations of downtown Peterborough businesses

"The Night Kitchen" by Samantha Chiusolo and "Statement House" by Brooklin Holbrough are two of the 10 illustrations of downtown Peterborough artists by five local artists for The Illustrated Boro Project. You can now purchase postcard sets of the 10 illustrations and also take a virtual tour. (Photos courtesy of Peterborough DBIA)
"The Night Kitchen" by Samantha Chiusolo and "Statement House" by Brooklin Holbrough are two of the 10 illustrations of downtown Peterborough artists by five local artists for The Illustrated Boro Project. You can now purchase postcard sets of the 10 illustrations and also take a virtual tour. (Photos courtesy of Peterborough DBIA)

If you missed the The Illustrated Boro Project public art show during November’s First Friday Art Crawl in downtown Peterborough, you can now purchase postcards of the artworks in the show and take a virtual tour.

For The Illustrated Boro Project, the Peterborough Downtown Business Improvement Area (DBIA) commissioned five artists — Jason Wilkins, Samantha Chiusolo, Julii McMillan, Kathryn Durst, and Brooklin Holbrough — to create 10 illustrations of downtown businesses.

Each artist chose a business based on their own personal connection to the downtown area: Mark Jokinen Books, Statement House, Ritual Apothecary, Night Kitchen, Couture Candy, Providence, The Food Shop, Bijoux Bar, Blue Streak Records, and Black Honey Café.

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The November 4th art show for The Illustrated Boro Project, which was held at local photographer Heather Doughty’s studio in the Commerce Building on Hunter Street West, also included the sale of postcard sets of all 10 artworks, with all proceeds going directly to the artists.

The postcard sets are now available for purchase at three locations in downtown Peterborough: Statement House (378 Water St., 705-775-1454), Ritual Apothecary (196 Charlotte St., 705-775-4797), and Watson + Lou (383 Water St., 705-775-7568).

You can also view the artworks created by four of the five artists, accompanied by stories about the featured businesses written by the artists, at theboro.ca/the-illustrated-boro/.

The Illustrated Boro Project was funded by the federal government’s Tourism Relief Fund, delivered by the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario).