Eco-friendly graffiti wall painted by local kids

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This summer, the River Street Farmer's Market is inviting kids to help paint their graffiti wall.

Keri Fox (pictured above), along with Brandon Cochrane, came up with the idea of the graffiti wall which will be going up at the River Street Farmer's Market. Times-Herald photo by Mickey Djuric

Every Wednesday and Saturday, kids can paint a different theme or scene on a recycled piece of plywood, with hopes of having enough murals to cover the fence surrounding the farmer's market.

Market vendor, Keri Fox, teamed up with Brandon Cochrane of Right At Home Builders for the idea to get families more involved in the market.

Cochrane re-salvages scraps of plywood from his company to keep them out of the dump and uses them as the canvas. He along with others donate non-toxic paint so that it's kid-friendly. 

"We needed an idea that would get the community more involved, and this worked," said Cochrane. "We're going to make the graffiti wall a lot bigger as it goes throughout the summer. This brings out the inner artist in everyone."

The graffiti wall brings a more welcoming feel to the farmer's market, said Fox, plus it's a great way to entertain children while their parents shop.

"Our vision was to build the community, because that's the most important thing. To bring the community of Moose Jaw together at a place where you can hang out in a family friendly environment and promote a fun atmosphere," said Fox.

The River Street Farmer's Market is open every Wednesday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., and is completely free to attend or paint. 

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