The WRWC is calling for local artists to apply for an exciting new project!

The Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council is excited to invite artists to contribute to our community-driven initiative aimed at promoting responsible waste disposal and combating littering. We are seeking innovative and engaging designs to adorn trash bins along the Woonasquatucket River Greenway in Providence, Rhode Island. This project aims to harness the power of art to inspire environmental consciousness and encourage proper waste management practices. This project is part of an anti-litter campaign with objectives to increase awareness of the environmental, economic, health and safety impacts of litter on the community, including the River and Greenway.

Whether through vibrant colors, thought-provoking imagery, or clever messaging, we want the artwork to captivate and motivate passersby to take responsibility for their trash. We encourage bilingual English/Spanish designs and those that support creative placemaking. A 50-gallon steel trash bin will be provided, and artists are welcome to paint, sculpt, transform or adorn the trash bin using mosaic, mirrors, tiles or other media. Individual artists or artist teams are invited to submit a conceptual drawing and description of their idea or concept. Artists are also welcome to submit past work, but it is not required. A budget of $450 will be allocated for the design, fabrication, and supplies. The WRWC will provide trash bins, anti-graffiti coating, and will assist with final installation.

We encourage anyone and everyone to apply! If you are interested in applying, fill out this online form to submit your design. The deadline for submissions is March 8, 2024. If you have any questions, you can contact Clare Brown at