Visit the hippest, most eco-conscious event in SW Washington! Live entertainment, family-friendly activities and more than 120 vendors selling art crafted from recycled items will highlight this year’s 8th annual Recycled Arts Festival.
The event will be held in Esther Short Park 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.
Artists will display and sell art designed from reused and reclaimed materials, such as metal, glass and porcelain garden art, recycled paper books and cards, reclaimed turned wood sculpture, jewelry and clocks made from old vinyl records and reclaimed bicycle tires and gears, and tin can lanterns and birdfeeders.
Live music, from steel drums to Zydeco, will be on stage throughout the weekend.
Both days will feature a juggling stilt walker, storyteller Will Hornyak, an opportunity for children to learn circus tricks on the lawn and a chance to create their own recycled art. Jugglemania will present a stage show both days and perform throughout the park during festival hours. Eartha the Clown will be in attendance with her cockatoo, Major.
The popular Tossed and Found Experience will return to the festival this year. The display consists of reusable items “rescued” from garbage transfer stations. Festival-goers can browse this display all day Saturday and Sunday in the large tent in front of the Salmon Run Bell Tower. Items will be available for purchase at local area thrift shops after the festival.
The event is presented by the Clark County Department of Environmental Services in partnership with Columbia Resource Company and Waste Connections Inc. Columbia Credit Union is the corporate sponsor.
Find out more at www.recycledartsfestival.com