In 2012, as part of the City of Edmonton's Percent to Art policy, the Edmonton Arts Council turned 5 of our waste collection vehicles into mobile art. Under this directive, one percent of the budget for qualifying projects is allocated for art to be installed in public view, for all citizens and visitors to enjoy.
These trucks are fully functional, in service, and bringing smiles to Edmontonians on garbage day around the city.
Recently, as part of that same initiative, the decorated trucks were immortalized on the outer walls of the expanded Kennedale Waste Management Facility. Each truck has been re-imagined into a different landscape. Some of the resulting portraits are peaceful, some are outlandish, and some will just make you grin.
I'm having a hard time picking between the truck on the moon, and the truck in the icy mountain range.
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