Public art is in a category of its own, teasing, prodding, and often delighting us when we least expect it.

Owen Sound has more than 20 murals, sculptures and installations waiting to be discovered. Close to half are off-site projects by the Tom Thomson Art Gallery; many others are independent or collaborative works by local artists such as Billy Goodkat, featured in this winning video, City of Art, from a Youth Film Festival in Owen Sound.

Add more than 40 new banners created each year by the Owen Sound Art Banner Project and you have a kaleidoscope of public art in the Scenic City. Here's a sampling of public art projects:

Carney's Lane off 2nd Avenue East

Artist: Emily Rose

Watch the Koodo YouTube video about Owen Sound and the creation of this beautiful mural.

Harrison Park

1155 2nd Avenue East

Artists: Bonita de Matteis Johnson and Jim Hong Louie

Owen Sound Legion, Branch 6

1450 2nd Avenue West

Artists: Tess Dunn, Laura Stirling, Gillian Wagenaar and Melissa Yeo

Legacy Mural Project

Owen Sound Artists' Co-op

Artists: Billy Goodkat with Keystone students and assistance from Morag Budgeon and Jen Klemm

Artists' Alley between Casero Kitchen Table and The Milk Maid

Artists: Students led by the Artists' Co-op

Alleyway off 2nd Avenue East between The Milk Maid and The Bleeding Carrot

Artist: Various local artists

921 2nd Avenue East

Artist: Billy Goodkat

101 10th Street East

Artist: Billy Goodkat

Project with Owen Sound Police Service

280 10th Street East (north side of building)

Artist: "Wong" with local Grade 6 pupils

City Hall, Heroes Square

Facing 8th Street East at 2nd Avenue East

Photographer: J. James

Owen Sound Mill Dam Storage Shed, 150 5th Street 'A' East

Project with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF), Sydenham Sportsmen's Association, St. Mary's High School Grade 10 Art Class, Billy Goodkat, and the City of Owen Sound

Artists: Billy Goodkat and students from St. Mary's High School