AR:TROUTE BLUE ™

THE BLUE MOVEMENT is one of CONNECTION! Of digital community and connecting through our shared histories.

FIND MODERN MASTERPIECES and MAKERS along global SMAR:T Highways. Travel Community to Community in a connected road trip.

Experience stories of the past through a modern viewfinder and meet the people that navigated history with colourful and diverse journeys.

From the lens of the creatives and story tellers to the viewer.
A WAYFINDER digital navigation AR:T Experience appA MURAL AR:T and WAYFINDER STORY route project, with the unique purpose of re-imagining social tourism, while inviting travellers to explore their curiosity, and to find a common thread with the places they visit, the past, and ultimately to themselves and others.

 The highways and byways that connect us all with a collective lens. ART connects us all!

AR:T ROUTE BLUE https://www.instagram.com/artrouteblue/ 

AR:T SMART HIGHWAYS, GATEWAYS AND STOPS

Our past, present, and future, like brilliant meridian blue strings billowing across our beautiful globe. As people we long to be connected, to ourselves and to others.  We are all first people from somewhere, and together we are the tribe of the global indigenous blue.
RESPONSIBLE SOCIAL TOURISM MODERN CAVE STORIES, IMMERSIVE AND AUTHENTIC.

This Augmented Reality connected community Mural Art Project, will uncover the unsung creative stories and artists of the past, and present, while supporting creatives and communities of today.  Supporting a creative economy, and putting Artists and the rural culture, in the place of power over their own futures. The program will contribute to the strength and sustainability of small rural communities, supporting  fire and flood renewal, with the rapidly moving creative and digital industry employment stream. AR:T Route Blue is a true partnership-based project platform of support that will help rural communities navigate changes impacting their economies, such as attracting and retaining youth, using innovation to drive economic growth, and developing new and effective partnerships to support shared prosperity.

Global Street Art Mural Movement

Mural chasers flock to cities across Canada and the globe. Using the power of this trend that is truly modern cave drawings of today. AR:T ROUTE blue supports this movement with tourism and community tool for communities, while supporting youth, artists, creative skills and nonprofit talent in rural towns.

  • AR:TROUTE BLUE ultimate connected journey…A heritage and modern cave art gallery without walls, in a highway trail that will invite the globe to experience a big art and community scavenger hunt.
  • The heritage highways of Canada have been a common route for all and preserving the stories of the Highways through community art storytelling is an extension to the famed Route 66 and a gateway to Highway 1, the largest Highway in the world.

A true collaboration with many people, nations, creatives, nonprofits, businesses and all sectors. The project is inspired by ancient hand to land creative skills, that bridge cultures and people and the globe. The creative skills process combined with environmental and social tourism stewardship. Connecting communities with murals, digital  public art, music, film, monuments and outdoor stewardship in communities along our global routes and highways.

Discover the underground arts along the highways …out of the blue…comes brilliance.

AR:TROUTE blue RURAL CREATES TOOLKITS

  • An ARTIST COLLECTIVE and MLA AR:T CREATES artist community ladder learning toolkit series.  

  • RURAL CREATES tm  CREATIVE COMMUNITY & NON PROFIT TOOLKITS. Providing  partner mural towns with inclusion in a larger navigation app and “RURAL CREATES” DIGITAL CREATIVE TOOLKIT SUPPORT. 

A social tourism BIG AR:T project that is innovative in how art and community socio economics delivered in a tourism app can support and  connect mural towns in a highway legacy project.

  • Using WAYINDER AR:T(tm) (Augmented Reality digital stories and art combined ) to bring life back to the small towns along highways, by encouraging folks to drive from mural town to mural town and discover the art and heritage stops along the way!
  • What makes this app and project so different is that the AR:T is created by the communities we hope to connect. Spreading digital knowledge and youth inclusion in Urban digital economy.  And bringing that connectivity to the rural communities underserved by digital connectivity and support.
  • Exploring and creating community connections and directions with Wayfinder ART, and experiencing stories through Augmented Reality Digital tours !
The exciting innovative and zany and diverse art and stories on the #destinationmuraltown app leads to all kinds of adventures and to connections to people and places through mural art globally.

EXPERIENCE mural art through the artist lens

  • MODERN ART MONUMENTS AND AR:T STORY MEMORIALS
  • Bringing the space between Art, Nature, place and the viewer to life
  • The app will guide the viewer to experience public art and monuments through the eye of the artists that create them.
  • Navigate and reimagine community murals through in an inquisitive and immersive PUBLIC AR:T & STORY AR:T scavenger hunt

WAYFINDER MURAL AR:T|AR:T AS A TOURISM DRIVER

What is AR:T WAYFINDING?
AR:T WAYFINDING is using art, specifically digital place art to help people find their way, on their journey and in life and to navigate travel with the artist lens. Businesses can harness the art of AR:T story telling to drive visitors to support local.

AR:TROUTEblue is an emerging connected canvas art collection of augmented reality immersive AR:T spots, created by the Blue Wayfinder Artists, in a mapped destination murals towns app (WAYFINDER AR:TVIEWER), with highlights of the hidden stories of Loughery’s work. Modern monuments and more.

WAYFINDER STREET AR:T
An augmented reality temporary installation, seen through the AR:TROUTE BLUE app. This is a GEO AR:T temporary installation. The augmented global reality art will take over the streets as art shows up in unexpected places. 

 

HISTORY
 
In 2015, renowned Artist, Art Educator and Creative Community Designer  Michelle Loughery,  co-founded WAYFINDER AR:T STORY ROUTES app as a tool to showcase the value of PUBLIC ART MURALS & MONUMENTS as tourism gateways and stops, so that we might preserve those places for future generations through story connection. Generation two of  world renowned Master artist Michelle Loughery and  her creative community development projects. Thousands of youth and numerous award winning community projects have been reimagined through her philosophies. Impact studies have shown results from her projects has resulted in millions of dollars in community revitalization,  tourism and socio -economic infrastructure and renewal.

 As the app grows, the wayfinder stories evolve, but the heart and vision of the app remains the same. No matter the location, AR:T ROUTE blue WAYFINDER STORIES connects people with the places and routes, that sustain us all. ART connects us all and art in action can move us all to do more for this globe. ART WORKS TO CREATE MORE FOR ALL. WAYFINDER STORIES USE AR:T to navigate with a narrative path inclusive to all.

INDIGENOUS BLUE Philosophy

What is your place on Indigenous Blue? What’s your story? The borderless global nation of blue! Indigenous Blue WAYFINDER PROJECT is internationally renowned artist and philosopher, Michelle Loughery’s vision. This vision is based on a 35-year career as a Mural Artist, Art Educator, Rural Community Developer, and Youth Champion. As an artist, she experienced not only the history of the people whose images grace the art she creates, but also she heard the stories of people who stopped by to share their stories as they walked by while creating the body of work she is so well known for. The stories of the youth, who shared their hopes, dreams, triumphs, and failures with her, and the immigrant stories of the people that she is a descendent of.  AR:T images that are created from the stories of the people both on and around the wall, the people from our past, the struggling youth, the reminiscent visitor, and the communities that strive to be better.  In  the place between the cities and the systems lives a whole world. Follow the blue to wander, and see a world that connects us all.