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Pole Painting KitWould you like to paint a pole in Fernwood? Here’s how to get involved:

  1. Pick-up a Pole Painting Kit at Fernwood NRG’s office at 1310 Gladstone Avenue, September 8 to 11 between 10am and 5pm.
  2. Design your pole! Simple and bold graphics are great & stencils help, too.
  3. Check with your neighbours before painting a pole, download our letter for your neighbour here.
  4. Clean your pole using a thick pair of gloves, carefully remove staples and other things that might interfere with your art!
  5. Set-Up your site: place newspaper or cardboard on the sidewalk to ensure no paint gets where it shouldn’t be.
  6. Prime your pole with a base coat of paint on Friday, September 11 so it has time to dry.
  7. Paint your design anytime on Pole Painting Day on Saturday, September 12. If it is raining, please wait for a sunny day to paint your pole.
  8. Clean-up your supplies & paint, put up a wet paint sign, come down to Fernwood Village to celebrate and hear live music!


Learn more about how to paint a pole here.

Read about the history of the project here.

Check out photos of poles painted in past years here.


Pole Painting Day Celebration:  

Paint a pole, then celebrate with food and live music with your neighbours.

What: Pole ­painting headquarters will be in Fernwood Village. Come by to make stencils, get paint, information, and enjoy live music anytime between 10am and 4pm.

When: Saturday, September 12 from 10am to 4pm. From 2pm to 3pm, celebrate with live music by West My Friend.

Where: Paint poles throughout Fernwood, the celebration is in Fernwood Village.

Find the event on Facebook here. Share photos of your artwork with us at @fernwoodnrg on Instagram & Twitter   #polepaintingproject