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The "Billion Dollar" Exhibit

A Brantford artist's plan for downtown revitalization.


Maichina Veri, December 09, 2022 // Brantford, Ontario Be sure to catch the "Billion Dollar" exhibit at Tutt Gallery. Submitted photo.


Brantford artist and gallery curator Mike Tutt is officially opening the reboot of Tutt Gallery at 4 King St. this Saturday, December 10 at 12 p.m. with his exhibit “Billion Dollar.” The exhibit will showcase Mike’s proposed changes for the downtown core using the area as a canvas. The major changes he’s recommending to help revitalize downtown would cost – you guessed it – a billion dollars.


Mike Tutt presents "Billion Dollar." Submitted photo.


Thirty years ago, the original Tutt Gallery opened at 44 George St. Mike ran the Brantford Station Coffee House and Gallery as well. In addition to these undertakings, Mike was a leading force in bringing the casino to Brantford in 1999, which brought jobs and money to the city. He now sees “amazing possibilities” for downtown revitalization, with a focus on two buildings – one owned by the City, and the other by Wilfrid Laurier University. “Brantford is one of the oldest cities in Canada and our downtown should be a showplace of modern urban living that we can be proud of,” says Mike.

To see what it’s all about, visit Tutt Gallery at 4 King St. The exhibit runs until Saturday, December 24.


To learn more about Mike, you can visit his website HERE.


Maichina Veri is a writer based in Brantford, Ontario. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing from Montreal’s Concordia University and has a background in Journalism – Print from Niagara College.

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