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Pre-Dumpster Day Painting Night & Dumpster Day!

Out of the box Dumpster Art Project Fernie BC - July 9th, 2017

I’m all set to paint a dumpster this Sunday in the blazing hot sun! But because it’s too much work to get done in a day, us painters will be out painting starting Thursday night and each night leading up to Sunday. Friday night there will even be a DJ (DJ Ray) at Station Square making it a little more enjoyable and if you’re downtown you should come say hi.

Dumpster day is truly the best. It’s got a cool block party vibe to it. There will be activities (decorate your own trucker hat being my favourite), button making, spray painting station, music, live painting and who knows what else. It’s so fun. See you there!

Some extra details from Facebook:

“Come down to Station Square on July 9th to see this year’s winning dumpsters painted by our local artists. Enjoy the sounds of Jay Ray’s music, make some buttons with your children at our Kids Art Corner and see the magic of the dumpster transformation!

This year’s artists are: Peggy Black, Brina Schenk, Joey Kosolofski, Dejana Lukac, Tanya Kindrat, Leanne-Raye Timmons, Drew Hampson and Scott Cable.

The Dumpster Painting will coincide with the first Sunday Socials from Fernie Chamber of Commerce so you can enjoy this arts event from within a pedestrianised Downtown.

Out of the Box is a public art initiative by the City of Fernie and in collaboration with Southeast Disposal. Out of the Box is a project in which 10 commercial trash dumpsters will be transformed into works of public art by regional artists.

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.”

Out Of The Box Dumpster Art Day In Fernie

Dumpster Art - Out Of The Box - all artists

There were so many amazing artists working on dumpsters again this year. There was some really impressive work happening at Out Of The Box Dumpster Art Day. But there wasn’t just dumpster painting going on, the organizers had put together a few awesome free art projects for those who came down – trucker hat designs, button making, paint a square on the community dumpster or grab some spray paint and make some art on a canvas. It was like a really cool block party and I was so excited to be part of it. There is word that it will continue again next year. I hope so. I’m in!

Also, it’s important to note, all the dumpsters in my photos are in progress.  You should check out the final pieces around town! See if you can spot all 9 of them.

laura nelson - gets to paint afterall out of the box - free art activities out of the box - trucker hat art - free activity

Volunteers Needed For Out Of The Box Dumpster Project

Dumpster Art Project - Fernie BCOut of The Box: A Dumpster Art Project
The Arts Station is looking for people to help with this great public art event on Sunday, July 5th! The volunteer positions are set-up (9-10am) and clean up (4-6pm) and then helping man activity stations throughout the day. These are two hour slots from either noon-2pm or 2-4pm. The activities include a Community Dumpster, trucker hat painting, button making, and create-your-own-canvas.

If you would like more info please contact Samantha at either 250-423-4842 or assistant@theartsstation.com.

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Body Painting Competition – Participate and/or Come Party!

Body Painting Competition in Fernie BC