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Old Strathcona shops to show recycled art for Green Window City project

What’s old will become new again in Old Strathcona business windows starting Apr. 18 as artists put their projects on display for a new art project.

After moving to the city last fall, Kelly Atkinson began shaping her idea for Green Window City while volunteering her time at the Reuse Centre and also enjoying Edmonton’s art scene.

Pairing with local artists, Atkinson has helped spark the project that feature recycled art in 13 Old Strathcona businesses.

“There’s been an amazing amount of interest across the city,” said Atkinson.

The project was awarded $1,000 from Awesome Edmonton Foundation on Friday, with the dollars to be used to pay artists and for some marketing.

The artists, many of which have been visiting eco-centres for items to use in their displays, have been working for weeks on their designs, which will be displayed for 10 days until Apr. 27 and will be anchored around Earth Day.

Artist Alison Service will feature a display of a flock of refurbished birds to be displayed at Etzio Women’s on Whyte.

Calls out to the community also helped the artists get their supplies for the window display that has been in the works since January. Once finished, organizers say the effect will be something like a “pop-up gallery walk atmosphere,” according to the Green Window City proposal.

Although nothing is concrete at the moment, Atkinson wants to expand to shops in other parts of the city.

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