Turn ecomaine containers into artwork

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PORTLAND — The public is invited to enter a design contest to turn common recycling containers into works of art.

Ecomaine, the nonprofit recycling and waste disposal operation, will select as many as six entries to turn into “silver bullet” recycling centers. Artists will work on a metal canvas measuring 22 feet 6 inches by 6 feet 10 inches. The works should be colorful and send a strong message about recycling.

The Recycling is a Work of Art contest is open to anyone who lives in one of ecomaine’s 43 communities; entries must be received by March 30. The winners will each receive $500 in painting supplies. Painters must do the painting themselves, but are allowed to enlist a team of friends to help do the work.

For more information on the project visit ecomaine.org.