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Recycled Arts Festival

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Esther Short Park

June 29-30, 2013


Artists will display and sell works designed from reused and reclaimed materials. Works include metal, glass and porcelain garden art, recycled paper books and cards, reclaimed turned wood sculptures, tin can lanterns and birdfeeders, and jewelry and clocks made from vinyl records and reclaimed bicycle tires and gears. Live music – from steel drums to Zydeco – will be on stage throughout the weekend. Children have an opportunity to learn circus tricks on the lawn. Representatives of the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry will be in the park Saturday to make science fun. SCRAP will provide family recycled art crafts on Sunday. The popular Tossed and Found Experience will return to the festival this year. The display consists of reusable items “rescued” from garbage transfer stations.

The event will be in Esther Short Park at West Eighth and Esther streets in downtown Vancouver, adjacent to the Vancouver Farmers Market. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 29, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 30. Entry is free.