Out of the Box

Fernie dumpsters will become a four sided canvas for creative artists. - Submitted
Fernie dumpsters will become a four sided canvas for creative artists.
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The Arts Station has announced its next great public art project. Out of the Box: A Dumpster Art Project will see six to 12 commercial trash bins transformed into artworks by regional artists.

The Arts Station is calling for entries for this inaugural art project. “Out of the Box is intended as a way for our regional art community to bring beauty and creativity to a seemingly mundane item like a trash dumpster,” said Courtney Baker, The Arts Station administrator.

Out of the Box is a public art initiative by the City of Fernie and in collaboration with Southeast Disposal. Project facilitation is provided by a volunteer subgroup of the Beautification Committee. The artists will be selected from a call to entry with a deadline of Friday, March 14, 3 pm.

The actual painting is to take place on July 6 and a cash prize of $500 for People’s Choice has been donated by The Fernie and District Arts Council.

Artists of all ages and who work in all mediums are encouraged to enter this exciting new public art initiative.

Applications will be available online at theartsstation.com, or in person at The Arts Station, City Hall and The Royal Hotel.

For more info, please call 250-423-48442 or email info@theartsstation.com.


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