More than 40 city-owned trash receptacles have received a makeover. The Creator Container Project, a part of the Beaverton Arts Program’s Art in Public Spaces initiative, aims to add an artistic element to the city’s existing infrastructure while supporting both established and emerging artists.
Pacific Northwest artists were invited to submit their artwork for display. 184 artist submissions were received for consideration on a total of 44 trash receptacles. Selected designs represent artwork by area students, as well as amateur and professional artists from throughout the region. The submitted artwork was transferred to a vinyl wrap for easy application by The Clean Slate Group, a city beautification firm. The vinyl wraps are durable and weather-resistant, and brilliantly showcase each container’s unique design. The city is excited to install work that conveys Beaverton’s identity as well as the community value of celebrating the creative spirit by incorporating art in unexpected locations.