TCAPS Unveils Community Art Project in Downtown Traverse City

More than 40 Traverse City Area Public School students got an unique chance to beautify their community, starting with a little paint and an empty dumpster.

Wednesday eight dumpsters decorated by Westwoods 2nd and 4th graders were placed in downtown Traverse City alleys.

There was only one rule, the dumpster artwork had to encompass the city.

A requirement that forced students to learn more about the community they live in.

Teacher Renae DePlaunty says, “Traverse City is such a wonderful community and it was really awesome to see the kids find out what makes it so special and unique and to put their ideas on the dumpster so other people can see that as well that come to visit our area.”

The dumpsters are in downtown alleys between Cass Street and Park Road.

This is only the second time this project has been done.