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Lunchbreak, an installation from the Edmonton Arts Council, is arguably one of the dirtiest public art pieces in the city. In the first episode of This Is Edmonton, host Clare Bonnyman explores how we care for and relate to our public spaces. (Clare Bonnyman/CBC - image credit)
Lunchbreak, an installation from the Edmonton Arts Council, is arguably one of the dirtiest public art pieces in the city. In the first episode of This Is Edmonton, host Clare Bonnyman explores how we care for and relate to our public spaces. (Clare Bonnyman/CBC - image credit)

Edmonton is home to a lot of public art, installations and murals that range from contentious to celebrated.

So what does it take to keep our public art shiny and attractive? And how did a private mural downtown become one of the most infamous walls in the city?

In the first episode of This Is Edmonton, host Clare Bonnyman speaks to David Turnbull, director of public art with the Edmonton Arts Council, and tries to answer the question: "What is the most Edmonton thing you can do?" with artist and designer Clay Lowe.

Goo Gone cleaner comes up, too.

This is Edmonton is posted online every Wednesday. Listen here or get in touch at thisisyeg@cbc.ca.

(CBC)