VIDEO: Renowned Artist Steve Barton Lends Supports To ‘Creative Cans In the Sand’ Initiative
By Space Coast Daily // October 4, 2015
BARTON: 'Just stick it in the can!'
ABOVE VIDEO: World renowned artist Steve Barton is now supporting Creative Cans in the Sand by donating his artwork to be wrapped on trash cans located at Lori Wilson Park in Cocoa Beach.
BREVARD COUNTY • COCOA BEACH, FLORIDA – World renowned artist Steve Barton is now supporting Creative Cans in the Sand by donating his artwork to be wrapped on trash cans located at Lori Wilson Park in Cocoa Beach.
“Just stick it in the can!” said Barton.
The “Creative Cans In the Sand” initiative, organized by Cocoa Beach area Realtors Bobby Freeman and his wife Nikki, continues to get incredible support.
“If we go and visit a beach, make sure to put our garbage in the cans,” said Barton.
“I am really happy to be part of Creative Cans in the Sand.”
The “Creative Cans In the Sand” mission is to help encourage beach-goers to dispose of their trash responsibility, and with the hopes that the more noticeable artistically painted cans will result in a cleaner, more litter-free beach.
“It’s very exciting to have a famous artist like Steve Barton donate an amazing piece of art to Cocoa Beach,” said Creative Cans in the Sand co-founder Bobby Freeman.
Not long ago, Steve Barton was known primarily as a local artist who captures bright and colorful California coastal scenes from La Jolla to Carmel.
Today, Barton’s work is on display in more than 35 galleries, covering over a dozen states including Hawaii, New York, Florida and even Puerto Rico.
For Barton, painting is a way of life. He loves to spend spare moments combing areas for inspiration.
Old quaint houses, cottages, cabins and villas that capture the heart of life on the beach are among his favorite settings to capture on canvas.
“Hundreds of thousands visit our beaches regularly, unfortunately some of them leave more than their footprints behind,” said Creative Cans In the Sand co-founder Nikki Freeman.
“With the help of many artists, businesses and volunteers we are looking forward to turning Cocoa Beach into a giant art gallery while bring awareness that trash belongs in a can and not in the sand.”