One of the dumpsters

Third annual dumpster art project paints Fernie’s dumpsters

Ten artists transformed generic dumpsters into one-of-a-kind works of art.

On July 10, Fernie’s Station Square hosted Out of the Box. One of the highlight events was the dumpster art unveilings. Ten artists spent a few days designing and painting, transforming their generic dumpsters into one-of-a-kind works of art. There was an extra dumpster on hand, which was reserved as a community dumpster project. Participating community members had the opportunity to paint a square on the dumpster.

The People’s Choice dumpster and the cash prize of $500 was awarded to Scott Cable and Sasha Potter. The dumpster can be seen behind The Northern Bar and Stage.

Courtney Baker, event organizer hopes to see the event continue on an annual basis.

“This is the third year, and we certainly hope to continue it. There are a lot of dumpsters in town,” she said.

According to Baker, next year may see some of the original dumpsters repainted.

“They do have a lifespan. Some of the ones from our first year will likely need to be redone. The community seems to really support it and it brightens up downtown and the highway corridor so we want to keep it going. We have quite a few done already when you walk through the alleys,” she said.