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209 Osborne Street    Location Map

"Confused Clown", so named since this location is less than half a block from Confusion Corner.

Location: W side bet. Gertrude & 'Confusion Corner'; Front (East) Face

Occupant: Gags Unlimited

District: Fort Rouge

Neighbourhood: McMillan

Artist(s): Osborne Village Mural Art Group, Regan Philpott (Urban Camouflage)

Year: 2004


Sharon Michalowski (client): "We were thinking about having the wall done for a couple of years and this year we decided to go ahead with it. The artist contacted us at just the right time so it was perfect. He thought that would be a good place to have a Mural because it's right there at Confusion Corner. He was looking forward to doing the Mural; so he showed us some artwork and this is the one we decided upon. And the colours-we were just so pleased! Regan put so much effort into it, and he worked hard! The weather wasn't nice and he had to work around the fact that we had customers during the day. He didn't get in the way of customers or business. He used the ladder and put some boards up over the windows so that the clown could be more full. Now it's complete and we're very happy with it."

Regan Philpott: "I would have liked to have done more here. At one point I wanted to have a waving hand that extended over the top of the roof working from a spring, but their budget didn't allow for that. It sure does brighten that area. They already had a nice awning on their storefront, but the white stucco was pretty bland, so I chose all the colours I wanted for the wall."