No. 3 Road Art Columns


The How Art Works, No. 3 Road Art Column Contest is now closed. We would like to thank all applicants for their submissions.

To view the contest winners, honourable mentions and people’s choice award winners, click here. 

To view all submissions to this contest, click here.

How Art Works

The City of Richmond recognizes that the arts are integral to vibrant communities. Participation impacts our health, our economy and overall well-being in remarkable ways. They make us happier, healthier, better students and better scientists; they help us recover from injury, help us enjoy our later years and so much more. There is a lot of work being done to show how we can improve our communities, our health and our happiness through the arts. Studies have shown our health and happiness are improved even by simply watching live performances and attending art exhibitions. Artists were asked to put their imaginations to the test and create a graph highlighting two arts related themes, activities or benefits that reflect how the arts impact them.

No.3 Road Art Columns

The No. 3 Road Art Columns are a unique opportunity to showcase local artists and contemporary two-dimensional public art in Richmond.  Since 2009, a rotating series of artist exhibitions have been installed to enhance the experience of commuters and passersby. The backlit display columns are located along busy No. 3 Road, at prominent locations outside the Aberdeen and Lansdowne Canada Line Stations. Each column consists of four display windows.

The No. 3 Road Art Columns are co-sponsored by Appia Group of Companies and the City of Richmond.

Selection Process And Artwork Exhibition

A five-person jury made up of artists, community representatives and art professionals reviewed all submissions anonymously. Twelve designs were selected to be reproduced and displayed as part of the next No. 3 Road Art Column Exhibition.

To find out more about the How Art Works, No. 3 Road Art Column Contest, download the Contest Brochure.

Questions? For more information, please contact the Public Art Program at