Sussex Murals

The Mural Capital of Atlantic Canada

Sussex, New Brunswick is the Mural Capital of Atlantic Canada and The Sussex Downtown Business Association is proud to be a supporter of the Sussex Mural Project.

We invite you to tour our “outdoor art gallery” and enjoy the celebration of our past.

When you visit Sussex you’ll find our murals to be a visual treat. The downtown Sussex area features 23 of the 27 murals all within easy walking distance. These murals were painted by world renowned artists on the sides of our downtown buildings. It is a pictorial history of our heritage and past.

Walking guides are available from many merchants in downtown Sussex. An oval in the lower right hand corner of each mural shows the mural number.

Here is a listing of the titles of the murals.

  1. Sussex Vale Exhibition Building
  2. Sussex – The Dairy Town
  3. Francis Sproule Memorial Hospital – Sussex’s 1st Hospital
  4. Famous Sussex Ginger Ale
  5. Coming of the Railroad
  6. The Knoll – Centre of Social Life in Sussex
  7. Hockey – A Rural Religion
  8. Sussex’s 1st Skating Rink
  9. First Nations: Wolastokqiyik (Maliseet)
  10. Camp Sussex & the 8th Hussars (Princess Louise’s)
  11. Early Pioneer Settlers
  12. The Merchants of Sussex
  13. The Telephone: a New Brunswick Invention
  14. 1898 – Official Change of the Cancellation Stamp
  15. Logging, Lumber Camps and Sawmills
  16. Royal Visits
  17. James Daniel O’Connell: The Picnic King
  18. The Agricultural Fair
  19. Sussex, NB – ‘The Snappy Fire Department of the Maritimes’
  20. A Sunday Afternoon in the Park
  21. Maple Syrup Harvesting
  22. 1904 – 2004: The Growth of a Town
  23. Early Ways and Means of Travel
  24. Hugh McMonagle – A Prominent Vale Villager
  25. 1787: Education’s Humble Beginnings
  26. Sussex Vale in the 1850’s
  27. Looking Into The Past

The Sussex Murals are made possible through the King’s East Development Partnership Inc. a non-profit organization that fosters economic development in the Sussex area. Its members include the Town of Sussex, the Village of Sussex Corner, the Local Service Districts, the Sussex and District Chamber of Commerce, the Downtown Business Association, the King’s County Tourism Association and Enterprise Fundy.

“Murals bring a creative dimension into day-to-day life, and reach far beyond the scope of galleries and museums, which cater only to a minority. They can enhance otherwise ordinary architecture and bring a new dimension to a whole area.”

Rudolf Stussi, mural artist

For more information please click on this link to go to the Sussex Murals website.

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