Dim Sum Sends Community-Initiated Microgrant 2021 The Project Artist Yiting Hui used food as a whimsical way to tell a story about the confluence of cultures in Canada — how they influence each other to create something new and unique. Just as Asian cuisine has inspired Western cuisine, and vice-versa, both cultures have had powerful impacts on the other. Food brings people together, and Hui uses these cross-sections to create a mural that embraces our shared culture. The 2021 Community-Run Microgrant This project was funded as part of the 2021 Community-Run Microgrant. Calgary Arts Development invited proposals for community-initiated public art projects in 2021. Community groups could apply for up to $10,000 from a total funding pool of $100,000, to hire local artists for eligible projects. Funding for this one-time program was provided through the Government of Alberta and The City of Calgary. Learn more here. Title: Dim Sum Sends Project Completion: 2022 Medium: Mural Location: South wall of the Centre Street Bridge, 122 Riverfront Ave. SW About the Artist Yiting Hui, born in Hong Kong, now resides in Calgary, Canada. Her professional background is architecture. Combining her sensitivity to design and her passion for art and illustration, she began her artistic journey in 2017. Since then, she has been invited to commission various mural works, and she has been selected for several public art projects in Alberta. Her inspirations draw from paying attention to the simplest things in life, nature, people and stories around her. With the Japanese anime and Hong Kong comic influence, her works have whimsical qualities and illustrative style to them. As a visual artist, Yiting strives to create works, like nature, that would “silently” tell a story that awaken one’s imagination as a child – simple yet magical.