The City of Kamloops recently added to its collection of painted garbage bins.
“I wanted to create something unique and eye catching with vibrant colours, depth, and cohesion that athletes, fans, families, coaches, and passersby will enjoy,” stated the artist, Kristen Gardner, who painted the works in a press release. “I hope that my work makes people smile and brings some happiness and vibrancy to the concrete setting.”
The project is aimed at increasing vibrancy and decreasing vandalism; each bin is given an anti-graffiti coating. Last year a couple dozen bins were painted over.