PoCo Pride Public Art

You’re invited to help create the city’s newest public art project, Pride Public Art, led by artist, Steve Baylis.

Born in Port Coquitlam, Baylis is an internationally recognized visual artist whose work has been exhibited in many local and international galleries and art publications. He studied art and design at Kwantlen University and continued his training at Capilano University. Baylis combines a range of unique influences with his own driven spiritual inquiry to create art that connects people.

Free Community Painting Workshops:

Be creative and leave your mark on the Pride Public Art Project. Join artist Steve Baylis as he leads the community in three free painting workshops. No experience required. Space is limited. Sign up at experienceit.ca.

  1. Friday, July 26th from 5-7:30pm  (#37381)
  2. Sunday, July 28th from 1-3:30pm (#37382)
  3. Tuesday, July 30th from 5-7:30pm (#37383)

Project Overview:

This project is an artist-led community-engagement project that promotes diversity by recognizing and celebrating Port Coquitlam’s LGBTQ2+ community. Steve Baylis has been selected to create and lead the project following a formal request for proposals issued in December in consultation with the LGBTQ2+ community.

The concept of ‘wrapping the space’ around the fountain at Leigh Square in rainbow flag colours represents Port Coquitlam’s continued efforts to embrace all members of the community. A commemorative plaque will also be installed with a message that recognizes and celebrates Port Coquitlam’s LGBTQ2+ community.

The artwork is also intended to provide a space for reflection and opportunities for dialogue, building relationships and fostering inclusivity and community pride, while contributing to the area’s cultural vibrancy and supporting the city’s Downtown Action Plan.


Pride Public Art Unveiling
Friday, August 2 | 4-6pm

Join us in Leigh Square for the unveiling of the city’s first Pride Public Art piece.



How To Get Involved

Engagement Opportunities

Promote your LGBTQ2+ group/resource and add engagement to the celebration. We have a limited number of tent spaces available. Deadline to apply is June 15.

Musicians And Performing Artists Wanted

Calling local performers, bands, musicians, and other performing artists interested in being a part of the celebration. Deadline to apply is June 15.


We are looking for a select number of sponsors to help support the costs. Contact Steve to find out more.

Deadline to apply: June 15