Summer connections

Summer connections by Ai is one of over 35 public artworks displayed across the City of Mississauga.

Series of graphic and colourful banners downtown Mississauga on light poles

Ai, 2022
Digital illustration, printed on vinyl banners
Mississauga’s Downtown Core

About the artwork

In this six-piece banner series, the artist asks viewers to question their ideas about their connection with community. The artwork explores collective stories of diverse people bound together by their sense of community, duty, passion, and culture.


About the artist

Ai is a Mississauga-based artist and entrepreneur who draws, paints, and creates art using a variety of media, including digital, plastic canvas, beads, incorporating wood, and metal. Underpinning all of his work is a desire to expose sensitivities connected with community and identity. He is an alumnus of the DMZ Toronto Black Innovation Program 2021.

For more, follow the artist on Instagram, @ai_dezign or @dcentralizm.

More information

Photography by Tori Lambermont.