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2021 Recycled Arts Festival: Let's Craft Together!


Join Clark County Green Neighbors online via Zoom on Monday, August 9 from 6 to 7 pm for a kid-friendly crafts event in the spirit of the Recycled Arts Festival!  In addition to celebrating the release of the "Meet the Artist" video series, craft your own artwork made of commonly trashed items. Come prepared with an old lid, popsicle stick, ru...

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Artist Spotlight: Beyond Caricature


Beyond Caricature is coming to Vancouver, WA to draw faces at the Recycled Arts Festival this June. And with a festival that has around 40,000 visitors each year, we're sure to keep them busy! Joseph Brady and Lisa Dubitsky are the artists behind Beyond Caricature, and they draw live caricatures and portraits on their uniquely upcycled illustration paper.

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Artist Spotlight: Sculpture Garden Contestant Kay Sims of Peony Ranch Art


Each year at the Recycled Arts Festival, artists are invited to submit a piece for the Sculpture Garden contest. The Sculpture Garden is a display on the brick pavilion at the Festival where visitors can vote for their favorite. We recently interviewed Kay Sims of Peony Ranch Art about her entry for this year's Sculpture Garden. Recycled Arts ...

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Sculpture Garden 2018

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Win prizes at the Recycled Arts Festival


Recycled Arts Festival Rocks! We're hiding special Recycled Arts Festival Vancouver "Rocks!" rocks around town... find one with a Recycled Arts Festival Rocks sticker on the bottom and bring it to the festival info booth for a prize!! Don't forget to snap a photo to post on our Facebook page! Tossed and Found Raffle Help reduce waste...

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Artist Spotlight: Scott and Jen Poverud

Artist Spotlight: Scott and Jen Poverud

Scott Poverud has worked for Waste Connections for six years as a recycle driver for multifamily housing complexes, mostly in downtown Vancouver. Seeing all of the pallets getting chipped as hog fuel and burned for energy, he was inspired to save that material and make it into something that can be enjoyed by all. What started out as a few custom d...

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Artist Spotlight: Wayne Deaton – Metal Creations

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Standing in a garage cluttered with buckets of iron rods, piles of rotary blades, and a vast array of rusty scrap metal, Wayne Deaton picks up a large metal wrench and says, "This will be a grasshopper." Pointing to tight coils of wire, he says, "Those are Wiener dogs." He pulls a handheld scythe out of a bucket and says, "What is this?" Running hi...

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