Members of The Arts, Hancock County on Wednesday continued painting trash cans that are located along the beach. Back in March, the Hancock County Board of Supervisors approved a $1,000 contribution to the Arts Alive Council for the Arts Council's Trash Barrel Community Art project. Obie McClure, Economic and Community Developer for the Board of Supervisors, said Friday the county was interested in community development projects and contacted The Arts. McClure said he has seen other communities incorporate arts projects into their infrastructure. "People ride down the beach and we don't have any local art displayed," McClure said. "The trash can covers are wood so that makes a cool canvas and brings life to the beach." The Arts, Hancock County President Steve Barney said initially the group painted eight during Arts Alive. "We decided to continue painting them," he said. "Our goal is to work on them every chance we get and get more people involved." Barney said Chris Stebly, Walter Anderson's grandson, painted a couple of the trash cans. "It's a cool thing that people are spending the effort to make the beach look nice," Barney said. Learn more about The Arts, Hancock County through Facebook at The Arts, Hancock County, MS; www.hancockarts.org and via Instagram at hancockarts.

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