August 2022

Artist selected for art project in downtown Dartmouth

HALIFAX, NS - The Downtown Dartmouth Business Commission (DDBC) and Nova Scotia Power (NS Power) are pleased to announce the selected artist for the art project in downtown Dartmouth.   The project is made possible through the financial support of NS Power and the DDBC’s Public Art Fund which is funded in part through District 5 Capital Funds.

Artists Kristen De Palma (KDP Letters) and Jake Seibert (The Talking Wall Designs) have been selected to complete the installation on a Nova Scotia Power building, at the corner of Maple Street and Ochterloney Street in downtown Dartmouth. 

“We are thrilled to be selected as the artists for this project,” says Kristen De Palma, “we intend for the artwork to represent and welcome the diverse ideas, cultures, communities and people of the district.” 

Over 10 submissions were received for the art installation project from across Atlantic Canada and the United States. 

“After a rigorous review panel process that included several meetings and discussions, we are pleased to announce Kristen De Palma and Jake Seibert as the selected artists,” says Tim Rissesco, CEO of Downtown Dartmouth Business Commission. “We received an impressive number of submissions and would like to thank everyone who submitted a proposal.”

NS Power employee, Marrianne Lecocq was on the selection committee. “I’m excited to see this project come together, and we’re eager to see how Kristen and Jake bring together our shared vision of creating a welcoming and diverse piece,” says Lecocq.  

De Palma and Seibert plan to engage the community to ensure the mural art reflects a broad range of cultures, ideas and perspectives to capture the essence of the district. They will also engage an emerging artist to contribute to the piece. The art installation is anticipated to be completed by the end of 2022. 


About Downtown Dartmouth Business Commission

Downtown Dartmouth Business Commission or DDBC, delivers a wide range of programs to promote growth and development in downtown Dartmouth. The Commission is a conduit for input into downtown Dartmouth improvement projects and champions the vitality of downtown Dartmouth. The Commission serves its members through planning, development, coordination, liaison, publications and advocacy. Learn more at

About Nova Scotia Power

Nova Scotia Power Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Emera Inc. (TSX-EMA), a diversified energy and services company. Nova Scotia Power provides 95% of the generation, transmission and distribution of electrical power to more than 525,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers across Nova Scotia. The company is focused on new technologies to enhance customer service and reliability, reduce emissions and add renewable energy. Nova Scotia Power has over 1,700 employees and $4.1 billion in operating assets. Learn more at

Media Contacts:


Tim Rissesco, CEO

(902) 466-2997

Nova Scotia Power

Jacqueline Foster, NSP Senior Communications Advisor

(902) 225-4735

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