Huntington Beach Dumpsters on Parade 2017

October 08, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of assisting at the Huntington Beach Dumpsters on Parade event. This event is put on by the Huntington Beach Public Art Alliance in order to help beautify the HB downtown area. They selected 30 local artists from a list of submissions to paint 30 dumpsters which are visible from public areas. They provided up to $200 reimbursement to the artists for their painting supplies and grand prize of $2500 to the juried contest winner.

The artists pushed their dumpsters down Huntington Beach's Main street at 10 a.m. to the pleasure of all in attendance. After the procession, each artist had a booth on Main street in which they could sell their artwork. This was a big win for the local community and the local artists. I hope to see more community events supporting the arts in the near future. If this interests you, please contact your local city counsel and suggest doing a similar event in your city.

Supporting local artists and their community.A good turn out for the HB art eventHundreds show for the Huntington Beach Dumpsters on Parade event. Supporting local artists and their community. Art designs for HB dumpsters on paradeLocal artists submitted dumpster proposalsLocals vote on which proposed art designs will be painted on HB dumpsters
Supporting local artists by the Huntington Beach Local Art AllianceThe procession of dumpstersThe procession of dumpsters down Main street in Huntington Beach Huntington Beach supports these local artists and give them a chance to showcase their artwork.Artist's children ride in the dumpstersThe artist's children ride in the dumpsters as they are pushed down Main street in Huntington Beach.
Artists begin pushing their painted dumpsters down Main street in Huntington BeachCarefully maneuvering these painted masterpieces down Main streetManeuvering these painted masterpieces down Main street was a task for some as they put hours into these dumpsters Darling Krista supports the local Huntington Beach art sceneLocal artist Darling Krista poses next to her dumpsterLocal artist Darling Krista (seen on the left) poses next to her dumpster which took a full weekend to paint

 


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