15th Annual
Recycled Arts Festival

Esther Short Park

June 27–28th, 2020
Saturday 9:00am–5:00pm
Sunday 9:00am–4:00pm

Is it trash or is it art?

Please come visit us at the FREE 15th annual Recycled Arts Festival at Esther Short Park — the hippest, most eco-conscious festival in all of Clark County. See how people, just like you, are giving new life to old items that would otherwise have been lost in a landfill. Come out and be amazed at the artists’ creations, join your kids in expressing their “green side” by creating their own Eco-Art, or just relax and listen to some wonderful music (warning... tapping your feet or dancing may occur). There will also be all sorts of helpful information on how you can help improve Clark County’s environment. Can't wait to see you there!

recycled metal owl created by a Recycled Arts Festival artist
Artists
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Artists

The Recycled Arts Festival features the work of over 130 exceptional artists. All of them create their work out of at least 75% recyled or reused materials. There is an amazing variety of handcrafted items to peruse— from home decor and garden art to jewelry, clothing and accessories. Check out our gallery of artists, and read more about our featured artist!

See 2019 Artist Vendor List    Artist Spotlight

Entertainment
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Entertainment

An eclectic mix of music sets the background for the festival. Dance to zydeco, marvel at the marimbas, be amazed by the dexterity of the juggler or just take a break and enjoy. There are acts scheduled throughout both days of the festival, so don't miss your favorites!

Check Out the 2019 Lineup

Procession of the Species
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Procession of the Species

The Procession of the Species is part of the Recycled Arts Festival and will feature a parade of costumes, floats, music, and dancing with animal and element themes. The Procession is a celebration of community and the natural world through all forms of art. This event is free and open to people of all ages.

Join in! Participate in the parade dressed in your species creation, or cheer us on from the sidelines! There will be plenty of fun music, dancing and a costume contest! Winners will be announced at the end of the Procession.

See what it's all about

Education
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Education

Chat with nonprofits who work to preserve our environment, and check out the ultimate reuse: a home made from a shipping container!

Learn More

Ultimate Up-Cycle

DeLux house made from shipping container

Relevant Buildings transforms shipping containers into beautiful, sustainable homes that are fully UBC compliant.

They design and build prefabricated residential and multifamily container homes that promote an alternative housing model specifically geared for living in a world of climate change. Units range in size from 320 to 1200 square feet and include modern amenities with net-zero energy options. 

Energy costs are minimized by building smaller homes, over stuffing with insulation, and using high-efficiency ductless mini-split systems for climate control. It is a holistic approach to green living that gives an attractive, affordable option to those that are serious about an environmentally friendly lifestyle. Relevant Building believes that container home living is the ultimate in up-cycling!

Nonprofits      Tossed & Found      Community Programs

Sponsors

  • McCords
  • City of Vancouver
  • Northwest Natural
  • Renewal by Anderson
  • Waste Connections
  • Leaf Filter Gutter Protection