Vancouver’s Recycled Arts Festival: On the road for June 19

Recycled Arts Festival

WHAT: The 10th annual festival might be the most eco-conscious, hippest event you will attend. The idea is to give new life to items once bound of the landfill. The festival began a decade ago as a way to get Clark County residents to reduce waste, recycle and reuse items.

WHEN: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. June 27 and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. June 28.

WHERE: Esther Short Park, 301 W. Eighth St. Vancouver, Wash.

TOSSED AND FOUND: This exhibit shows you all that is tossed in the garbage. For two months before the festival, items are collected from a transfer station. Children can take part in the upcycled craft table and in a recycling game. After the event, the reusable items will be donated to a Vancouver thrift store for resale.

ART ITEMS: There will be work from more than 150 artisits. The artwork must be made out of at least 75 percent recycled or reused items. There will be clothing, wall art, journals, jewelry, metal garden art, wood furniture and toys.

PICK A HEART: To celebrate the 10th anniversary, festival organizers commissioned the creation of a Tin Man, made of recycled materials. During the festival, attendees can vote on which heart, crafted by artists, will go inside Tin Man.

YOUTH FUN: Among the activities for children will be a juggler, music made with instruments constructed out of household items, a clown and a stilt walker.

COST: Free.

INFORMATION: recycledartsfestival.com.