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Canal Park dumpster converted into a modern art piece

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Duluth, MN -- It's modern art in an unlikely place.

Canal Park is slowly on its way to becoming a drive-thru art museum of sorts.

The Duluth Street Art Initiative unveiled their latest project today in Duluth's Downtown Waterfront. Thanks to the work of a local artist a Canal Park dumpster has been converted into a piece of art.

The dumpster belongs to the Canal Park Duluth Pack and was fittingly repainted with a fresh flannel coat. Organizers say the dumpster will serve as a catalyst for future projects in the area.

Nelia Harper, the artist responsible for the creation, says art is important to build a sense of community.

"My intention as an artist is to create something beautiful, and how do we create an environment that is more beautiful. Because when we live in a beautiful space it brings out the best in all of us in human beings. It generates a sense of community it generates a sense of responsibility and a desire to have something really nice,"

The Dumpster Art Project will continue with other businesses throughout the Downtown Waterfront.

Chance Fortune

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