BIG walls, in RURAL Communities, making her RURAL ART ROUTE LEGACY trail dream come true one town at a time!


A pioneer in the field of community mural art and rural development, Loughery has spent over 30 years building community through the creation of public art, artist collaborations and community economic development with her signature WAYFINDER and RURALCREATES projects and programs.

Thousands of youth have been supported and millions of dollars raised through her signature mural projects.

Loughery’s signature WAYFINDER youth Mural Projects, which strive to enhance the global community through a unique P6 “WAYFINDER”  community model . Now an exciting new project that will bring Artists together in an AR:T ROUTE blue movement immersive creative augmented reality mural and story trail project. In collaboration with Gold Country Tourism, the MLA “P6 Partnership RuralCreates” generation two concept is being in launched from BC to the Globe.

Influencing Public Art and leading Communities to support a Creative Economy, while providing social solutions. Hand to Land talent based training, is the root of Art, and has formed the routes of our lives. 

Story of the Walls Vernon BC

Providing Communities with advising and consulting on using LARGE SCALE public ART and community infrastructure builds to leave social tourism legacies in their own communities.

Murals draw people into their community,  especially the youth that sometimes live between the system and the cities. Michelle’s philosophy is one that believes the roots of our talent are the pathways to the future for non traditional learners. While creating  mural spaces, these public artwork events unveil solutions to many social and economic issues faced by youth and communities today.

Excerpts from Route 66 Economic Impact Study Synthesis
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Murals of Cuba,ROUTE 66 MURALS Missouri…

…Viva Cuba was inspired in this vision through the work of Michelle Loughery, a British Columbian mural artist. 
As a child, Loughery witnessed firsthand how mural art rescued her hometown, a small coal-mining town in British Columbia.  Inspired by that early experience, she has become a compelling spokesperson and practitioner of mural art in the service of community revitalization.  Not only did Loughery design & paint the first mural in Cuba (depicting a Model T Ford long ago owned by a local bank president) with a local Cuba artist, she also inspired Viva Cuba that a program of murals was just the thing to put Cuba back on the map.  As Jill Barnett of Viva Cuba put it:  “{Loughery) gave us the vision that we could do a mural project that would not only transform ugly walls into public art but also increase tourism and economic growth”…

Mural Project consulting and creation on request Contact Michelle

Mural and ARTIST feature in award winning film “TOMATO RED”

Mural of Tim McGraw featured in film Tomato Red
Merritt Country Stars Mural Project
Country Music Murals -Click Video to see
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