Painted dumpsters brighten up Summer Social

The streets were filled with brightly coloured dumpsters at this summer’s first Summer Social last Sunday.

Hosted by The Arts Station, the Out of the Box Dumpster Art Project proved to be a vibrant way to kick off this year’s Sunday Socials.

“It far surpassed all of our expectations,” Courtney Baker with The Arts Station said. “We couldn’t be more thrilled with it. The community support was great.”

Ten painted bins, donated to the city by South East Disposal, are now scattered throughout Fernie, including local artist Aidan Lindsay’s portrait of a woman floating down the river.

Lindsay was voted the People’s Choice Winner, bringing home a $500 prize for her artistic dumpster portrait.

“They all turned out fantastic,” Baker said.

Children had the opportunity to showcase their own talents with a button making booth and a graphite canvas station set up on the street.

“I think it was really well attended. We went through all the kid’s stuff really quickly,” Baker said. “We all really enjoyed the day.”

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