Each summer the Recycled Arts Festival comes to Esther Short Park bringing food, music, entertainment, and hundreds of artists. Now for the third year, the fun includes the Procession of the Species! On Sunday, June 30 during the Festival, join the Procession for a march through the Park led by a live marching band. All ages are welcome to join in the fun to celebrate community, art, sustainability, and the natural world.
Get creative and make a costume representing a plant, animal, insect, or natural element. Past Clark County Processions have featured unicorns, jelly fish, birds, the sun, water, an inchworm, a sloth, and an octopus. We are offering free mask and costume making workshops every week in June leading up to the Festival where we will provide supplies and materials to make your masterpiece! The materials supplied are items that were destined for the landfill, making these workshops and exercise in creative reuse! You are also welcome to bring some of your own materials to include. You can come to one workshop or all of them! Then participate in the Procession and costume contest to show off your hard work!
Procession of the Species Costume Workshopsby Author
2-4 pm Sunday, June 2 at Vintage Books, 6613 E Mill Plain Blvd
11 am to 1 pm Friday, June 7 at Vancouver Community Library, 901 C St.
3-5 pm Thursday, June 13 at Camas Public Library, 625 NE Fourth Ave.
10 am to noon Thursday, June 27 at Salmon Creek Regional Park/Klineline Pond, Pondview Picnic Shelter, 1112 NE 117th St.
9 am to 5 pm Saturday, June 29 and 9-10:30 am Sunday, June 30 at Recycled Arts Festival Kids' Activity Booth, Esther Short Park, 605 Esther St.
Register for the costume workshops by clicking here. No registration required for workshops at the Recycled Arts Festival Kids' Activity Booth.
The Procession of the Species begins at 11 am on June 30. Check-in at the Info Booth at the Festival at 10:30 am to sign-up and get your number so that you can be in the running for costume contest prizes!