Canned Art on Delaware Avenue


They're almost too nice to throw trash in -- but you should throw your trash in them.

These new trash cans, which will soon be out in front of businesses on Delaware Ave in Albany, are part of a new collaboration between the Delaware Avenue Merchants Association and the Upstate Artists Guild.

Local artists painted all the cans, and each can has a theme based on the business in front of which it sits. Keith Picard, a Spectrum co-owner and a member of the DAMA, says it's just another way the merchants association is working to bring art to the street.

You can get a closer look at some of the cans after the jump.

Northeast Dental by George Guarino

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Delaware Avenue Library by Corey Pitkin

Emack and Bolio by Robyn Diaz

Ultra Violet Cafe by Robyn Diaz

Pizzalo by Michael Weidrich


New World Bistro Bar by Robyn Diaz

Greg's Grooming by Robyn Diaz

Bridgeford Hardware by Michael Weidrich

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Davey Jones Locker



They are much better than the green solar things that are on Lark Street.

I think this is great and wish upper New Scotland Ave. had something similar. I've noticed in the last couple of years the disappearance of trash cans. I used to be able to count on a couple of trash cans here and there when I walked my dog and now I know I pretty much have to carry my bag of dog poop all the way home to dispose of it.

So who empties the trash cans on Delaware Ave? The shop owners or does city step up and have Dept. of General Services do it on their route?

Great idea!!! Delaware Ave has really been revitalized, with it's new street, sidewalks, lampposts and new local businesses. It's a great alternative too the bland mall experience.


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