World-renowned, award winning artist and master muralist Michelle Loughery’s work stretches from massive community murals, large scale portraiture, to evocative contemporary encaustic studio work. More than three decades ago, Loughery’s art legacy monuments pioneered youth employment and public art mentor programming globally. Known for her work in social community art, her work is inspired by her passion for environmental and social justice issues and her desire to create mural and installation art that is meaningful, relevant and engages the community through her WAYFiNDER ART ™ Creative Community model. Loughery's mural projects have raised millions for communities through her innovative Wayfinder ART program. read more
Loughery is recognized for her large-scale murals and installations that often reflect the cultural heritage and values of the communities where they are located. Her work often features bright colors, bold lines, and powerful imagery that draws attention to important social and environmental issues. Michelle’s work has been featured in a number of public spaces across the globe and she is considered to be a leading figure in the Canadian public and contemporary art scene.
National Route 66 , Icon EPE Elvis Presley Mural
Icon Country Music Celebrity Murals - Country Music Capital of Canada, Merritt, BC
9/11 mural commissioned by the Brooklyn Fire Department on
photographic display in the Smithsonian Museum
Experiencing the projects behind Michelle Loughery’s Bold Murals & Artwork. Loughery's Wayfinder ART™ model and processes has raised millions of dollars for community revitalization and social change and changed thousands of lives for the better.
AWARD WINNING PROJECTS
ICON, HERITAGE AND COMMUNITY MURALS INTERNATIONALLY
WAYFINDER ART CREATIVE COMMUNITIES
CONNECTED CREATIVE POWER OF SOCIAL ECONOMIC CHANGE
BIG ART, BIG WALLS, BIG STORIES! When Walls Talk ... and they do!
.. inclusive, revealing and raw
A 30-year mural pioneer, Master Artist Michelle Loughery has created numerous award winning mural projects, raised millions for communities through her innovative Wayfinder art program. Loughery is bringing stories of the power of community art to the digital wall on her podcast AR:T ROUTE Radio. Climb Loughery’s digital scaffolding Hear the ART and see the stories!
AR:T ROUTE Radio is an emerging canvas of immersive AR:T experience spots, art installations, mapped destination digital murals towns, with highlights of the hidden stories of Loughery’s and other artist’s work and the inspiring people you meet when painting on the streets. Conversations about community art, social change, and so much more. Take listen to these episodes Wayfinder ART, National Route 66 and Ionic EPE Elvis Presley Mural! subscribe to podcast and not miss an episode!
"Pieces of Her", the Women of Michel story dresses art installation and podcast experience. The exploration is a life tribute the the community work and unseen presence of women that have inspired Loughery in life and career. Loughery was born in the small coal town of Michel BC. Named after the town, Loughery explores the deep roots of the coal and natural environment that she is from.
“Mural art enhances the quality of life of a community by helping to define, and formulate responses to social, economic, cultural and social issues faced by a community. In its broadest definition, Public Art inspires community understanding, pride and creativity, and benefits the health and development of individual community life in a connected community culture. Community Art is the thread that ties a community together. ” - Master Artist & Visionary Michelle Loughery.
Contemporary artworks and larger than life public art works of
MASTER ARTIST MICHELLE LOUGHERY
Engages, Empowers & Encourages
through her WAYFINDER AR:T projects.
Latest works 'Exposed Walls' click here to visit gallery.
Loughery projects and strategies provide a sense of belief, purpose, and direction within her WAYFINDER projects and teams.
Digital senior training programs, innovational senior connection programs
Wayfinder Senior story engagement podcast training.
Loughery exudes passion for helping others and changing lives through art.
Inclusive Creative Culture Connects Humanity.
Encourages everyone on their team to work toward their creative life goals.
Leads by example — school, community and speaking events, group and individual wayfinder art coaching
WAYFINDER AR:TLife™ Success Plan or the AR:TLife Challenge.
Loughery showcases her fellow creative associates through her podcast AR:T Route RADIO the Artist Wayfinding Network and AR:T ROUTE BLUE travel itinerary social media sites.
Loughery curates mural work internationally and the 2023 Heart of ART award is currently being showcased on ART ROUTE RADIO.
Every year the highly anticipated WAYFINDER Heart of ART award is presented to one unique Associate ARTIST . If you know someone who demonstrates the qualities below, nominate them for this special voter’s choice award who will be recognized on all our social media pages!
The Wayfinder Sunflower Project
A curated and connection art and digital story project that invites the world to connect with sunflower planting challenge and public art creations of the image of the sunflower. Support seniors in learning digital skills while encouraging an inclusive community experience and sharing stories on our story platform.Community project packages available for purchase and consulting. See the art on www.thesunflowerproject.ca.
BIG ART! BIG WALLS! BIG STORIES!
on AR:T ROUTE Radio.
Loughery Takes it to the Wall and takes us on an extraordinary journey, the Ultimate digital road trip #destinationmuraltown.
DIGITAL PORTRAIT INSTALLATIONS & STORY PODCAST
The mixed media exhibition and digital portraits combines digital story telling, podcast engagement and fine contemporary art installations that engage the subject of each story and the viewer.
The origin of the work of MASTER ARTIST Loughery is based in the stories and art of the women of the erased coal-mining town of Michel, Natal & Middletown, British Columbia.
DIGITAL PORTRAIT INSTALLATIONS & STORY PODCAST on AR:T ROUTE Radio
The mixed media exhibition and digital portraits combines digital story telling, podcast engagement and fine contemporary art installations that engage the subject of each story and the viewer. The origin of the work of MASTER ARTIST Loughery is based in the stories and art of the women of the erased coal-mining town of Michel, Natal & Middletown, British Columbia.
AR:T ROUTE BLUE - MAP & APP - #DestinationMuralTown #artrouteblue #artrouteCanada #wayfinderartroute The ultimate art road trip - WAYFINDER AR:T as your compass. In your hand the radio, larger than life Murals, Legendary Stories.
SEE THE RADIO - See and experience Mural art through the lens of the muralists that created the modern masterpieces. HEAR THE ART!
"Mural art, installation art and digital story telling as a civil inclusive infrastructure, both socially and economically. Connect and inspire people and communities through a community wayfinding art strategy. Wayfinder AR:T in Action !" - Artist Michelle Loughery
Award winning Loughery has been influencing Public Art for decades and leading communities to support creative economy infrastructures, while providing social solutions and tourism legacies world wide. Her innovative Wayfinder Project - Community ART in action strategies, creative trade based employment training program is an award winning inclusive bridge for an art based alumni of life learners.
The Wayfinder AR:TS Academy offers workshops and downloadable solutions and strategies for artists and communities looking for creative solutions to social economic infrastructure needs. learn more here ...
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watch for our new ART scarves and exciting new announcements!
"As beautiful as the Mural is, it doesn’t compare to the beautiful things it has done for the community. The Wayfinder Mural Project is a powerful tool. Michelle is going to make this community and the world a better place, through these kids and her work." JOHNNY REID Country Music Star.
“I believe Michelle’s work and murals help make local residents more aware of history and the murals become an economic asset because they draw tourist to the area. It gives credence to the past-if a community believes in its past, it will benefit in its future." - Peter Blundell Heritage BC
“I now have the confidence and
motivation to do everything I can
physically and mentally do. I am no longer lost and afraid but I feel I am found and ready to live.” – KIM mural crew participant
“This job taught me about teamwork, the mural crew became like family and
I learned how to become reliable and a
good team player.” – SHELLY mural crew participant
“I entered the Mural Project into a
world of social and emotional support,
an environment that encouraged and
supported my redevelopment, structured a proper social attitude, and drew me out from my shield of social separation.”
– SHANE mural crew participant
“We are getting rid of some of the old stereotypes by showing the residents of the area that youth can carry out a project, form start to finish, and make the world a more pleasant place while they are
doing it.” – PHOEBE ARCHACHAN youth crew member 2008