Out of the Box artists announced

An Out of the Box submission by Pamm Ciupa. - Submitted
An Out of the Box submission by Pamm Ciupa.
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The City of Fernie and the Beautification Committee have announced the artists chosen for Out of the Box: A Dumpster Art Project. After careful consideration, the lucky artists are: Kate Middleton, Liam Monahan, The Fernie Academy, Pamm Ciupa, Anna Weston, Laura Nelson, Jacqueline Mann, Aidan Lindsay, and Brina Schenk.

Out of the Box is a public art initiative started by the City and run in collaboration with Southeast Disposal. Nine commercial trash dumpsters will be transformed into works of public art by the chosen artists.

The artists will be painting their visions live at Station Square on Sunday, July 6. The Fernie and District Arts Council has donated a cash prize of $500 for the People's Choice winner, which will be determined by public voting. Anyone can pick a square and paint their own public art contribution on the 'Community Canvas'.

Out of the Box aims to bring beauty and creativity to a seemingly mundane item like a dumpster. Project facilitation is provided by the Fernie and District Arts Council, as well as a volunteer committee. The dumpsters have been donated by Southeast Disposal and will be placed around Second Avenue and the Highway 3 corridor once complete.

For more information, contact Courtney Baker at info@theartstation.com or 250-423-4842.


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