A Global AR:T & SUNFLOWER PLANTING TRAIL
#ARTROUTEgold #blossomBC #artrouteBC
My people will sleep for 100 years, but when they awake, it will be the artists who give them their spirit back. - Louis Riel
"The Sunflower represents all nationalities that have had their freedoms and rights taken. As a symbol of strength, but also as a symbol of rebirth and creative energy to renew.
Through conversation we can recognize those who suffered from these injustices and, through greater awareness, ensure that similar injustices are less likely to be repeated in the future as we work towards a new renewal of Canada."
- Michelle Loughery
International Master Artist
The Sunflower Project Founder
Concept of award-winning Artist Michelle Loughery,Canadian First World War Recognition Fund Internee Descendent Representative, and founder of the AR:T Route Blue and Rural Creates Recovery Initiatives.
Listen to the Sunflowers
Get Involved - How?
Plant Sunflower seeds, watch them grow and see how they blossom
in your community!
Take Selfie Photos of Sunflowers
upload photos to social media.
Tag and share to
The Sunflower Project!
“Like the sunflowers in the field when the light fades, we can turn to each other to gain connected strength.
For my immigrant grandparents,
who were interned during
World War One in Canada,
let the sun shine on your faces.
And to my grandchildren, make your tomorrow be better than today!”
- Michelle Loughery
International Master Muralist
The Sunflower is native to North America and was cultivated by Native Americans for multiple uses.
Tallest Sunflower as of 2014 is 9.17 m (30 ft 1 in) grown in Germany!
Young sunflowers use an instinctive action called Heliotropism to solar track the sun.
Cultures around the world use Sunflower seeds as a food source, medicine, dye and oil.
Sunflowers are one many types of plants known to aid in the removal of contaminates in soil.
Bee Aware - planting Organic, Non-GMO seeds supports bees!