The Municipality in partnership with Red Dress Productions and Lanark County Interval House and Community Support will be completing a Pebble Mosaic Art project in Almonte this summer! The location, the flower garden behind Almonte Old Town Hall, was chosen by Mississippi Mills residents through an online poll.

This gorgeous garden is located behind Almonte Old Town Hall along the banks of the river. It was created by Fern Martin, an advocate for Women's rights and is located beside the Riverwalk and close to the memorial fountain for Bernard Cameron, a former Councillor whose life was taken by domestic violence. Fern Martin's Musical Fence can also be found to the right of this garden. The garden itself is in need of a refresh which is scheduled for this summer (this photo is from better years) and the Almonte Horticultural Society plans to work the pebble mosaic into the garden landscape.

Almonte Old Town Hall

With community engagement and collaborative cultural production, the Public Art Project works to increase the public’s understanding of sexual and gender-based violence and offers spaces of remembrance, peace, and hope for those who have been affected. 

You can find these unique pieces of art in cities across Ontario, including Carleton Place, Eganville, Pembroke and Peterborough to name a few.

Photo Gallery: Pebble Mosaic Art Examples will appear here on the public site.

The Lanark County Interval House and Community Support has art kits available for those who might be interested in engaging from a distance.  Emma Kinsman is the ambassador for this project. To listen to a radio interview regarding these projects please visit Lake 88 website.

For more information on these Pebble Mosaic Art pieces or to be a part of the project please contact Emma Kinsman at to receive your package and for information on virtual workshops with the Red Dress team.