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Clearwater Invites Residents to Take Advantage of Dumpster Art

Post Date:11/22/2019 10:28 AM
CLEARWATER, Fla. – It’s hip. It’s sizable. And it has arrived in Clearwater.

Dumpster Art is here.

The city of Clearwater now invites residents to consider creative designs for city dumpsters they would like to transform into works of art.

"This program presents a unique opportunity to transform something that isn't traditionally beautiful into a work of art,” said Juliahna Green, neighborhoods coordinator for the city of Clearwater.

The city will provide the blank canvas -- which are the city dumpsters -- and all of the necessary supplies. Participants need only to supply their time, creativity and ideas for beautifying underutilized spaces. The dumpsters at schools, apartment buildings or local businesses are great candidates for the Dumpster Art program.

Applications can be submitted by individuals or teams and must specify design and intended location. The city must approve the application before painting may begin.

A clean dumpster will be provided for painting and then exchanged with the dumpster in place. Painting can be done at the existing site if space permits. If approved by the city, painting can be done at another location selected by the applicant.

The Dumpster Art program is designed to engage the community, help instill local pride and enhance everyday items into artwork.

“Projects like this have the power to brighten up street corners and bring communities together around a common project: a bright and beautiful Clearwater," Green said.

The Dumpster Art program is part of the city’s Placemaking Playbook initiative. This is the fifth placemaking project the city has launched this year. The city has also introduced Sidewalk Rain Art, Signal Box Art, Storm Drain Mural Program and the Little Free Library. All programs are active and have received widespread community interest and support.

To move forward with any of the Placemaking Playbook programs, residents can send an email to neighborhoods@myclearwater.com or call (727) 562-4559.

To learn more about the programs, visit myclearwater.com/placemaking_playbook. 

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