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Trash Can Bouquets Pop Up in Chapel Hill This Week

Post Date:03/07/2019 9:51 AM

Floral bouquets will be popping up on downtown Franklin Street and at Chapel Hill Public Library this week to the surprise and delight of residents and visitors. 

Floral arrangements are being installed on top of select Town trash cans to further enliven the 2nd Friday Artwalk and to promote the North Carolina Museum of Art’s annual Art in Bloom festival. The Town of Chapel Hill’s Community Arts & Culture, the Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership, and the NCMA have partnered to bring the floral designs of local artist Amy J. Wurster of Knots ‘N Such to Chapel Hill’s popular public spaces.

These pop-up bouquets are a part of a larger arts effort, says Susan Brown, executive director for Community Arts & Culture. “Pop-up public art like these trash can bouquets bring surprise and delight to the downtown experience. Add these pop-ups to the 2nd Friday Artwalk, the Durham Orange Quilter Guild’s exhibit at 109 E. Franklin Street, and the UNC vs. Duke basketball game, and you have one exciting weekend of arts and entertainment here in downtown Chapel Hill.”

Find trash can bouquets at the following locations this week:

Wed. 3/6: 179 E. Franklin St. @ Peace & Justice Plaza, corner of Franklin & Henderson
Thurs. 3/7: 100 Library Drive @ Chapel Hill Public Library’s front entrance
Fri. 3/8: 109 E. Franklin St.
Sat. 3/9: 100 E. Franklin St., southeast corner of Franklin & Columbia
Sun. 3/10: 140 W. Franklin St.

For more information, contact Susan Brown of Community Arts & Culture at 919-969-2034 or or Kat Harding of the NC Museum of Art at 919-664-6795 or


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