People’s Choice Favorite, Recycled Arts Festival, set for June 28-29
Sally Fisher, Environmental Services
Vancouver, WA – The ninth annual Recycled Arts Festival will be filled with entertainment, family-friendly activities and more than 120 vendors selling art crafted from recycled items.
The free event, which this year the Vancouver Downtown Association named as its People’s Choice Favorite Event, will be the final weekend in June in Esther Short Park at West Eighth and Esther Streets. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 28, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 29.
The 2014 Recycled Arts Festival will be bigger, better and more fun than ever with something for all ages, including musicians, stilt walkers, jugglers and clowns.
“The festival is a great opportunity to emphasize the importance of reducing and reusing waste in an informative but fun event,” said Don Benton, Environmental Services director.
Artists will display and sell items designed from reused and reclaimed materials, such as: metal, glass and porcelain garden art; recycled paper books and cards; handbags made from album covers; reclaimed turned-wood sculptures, furniture and birdfeeders; jewelry and clocks made from vinyl records; and wall art from reclaimed bicycle parts.
The festival also will feature:
• Music on the park’s main stage beginning at 9:30 a.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. Sunday.
• Hands-on science activities with the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry on Saturday.
• Recycled art crafting with SCRAP, the creative reuse store, on Sunday.
• Environmental education activities from local green businesses and recyclers daily.
An official event of the Portland Rose Festival, the two-day festival is presented by Clark County Environmental Services and its partner, Columbia Credit Union.
For more information, visit RecycledArtsFestival.com.