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Clark County Recycled Arts Festival

Clark County Recycled Arts Festival The Recycled Arts Festival is located at Esther Short Park in the heart of downtown Vancouver, WA for one weekend every spring. Organized by Clark County Green Neighbors, this event brings together a variety of recycled artists, sponsors, and vendors.

Operating as usual

04/02/2022

We are immensely saddened to announce that we are canceling the 2022 Recycled Arts Festival in June. We would like to thank the community, artists and vendors for being a part of this beloved event throughout the years.

Canceling the festival was an incredibly difficult call, and many circumstances led to this decision. We faced new challenges created by the uncertainty of the pandemic, which unfortunately left us with a shortened timeline to plan and execute the festival. The existing challenges our community faced over the last two years, coupled with supply chain shortages and staffing limitations, ultimately led us to make this difficult decision.

We will continue to work to preserve the true spirit of the festival. When the Recycled Arts Festival returns to Clark County, we are confident it will be the incredible event that our artists, vendors and residents know and love.

Keep up to date with Clark County Green Programs and check out our other pages - Clark County Green Neighbors, Clark County Green Schools and Master Composter Recycler Program!

The Recycled Arts Festival is about a whole lot more than admiring art – our mission is to educate and excite the commun...
03/25/2022

The Recycled Arts Festival is about a whole lot more than admiring art – our mission is to educate and excite the community about waste reduction, reuse and recycling! ♻💚🌿

Non-profit vendors attending the festival play a large role in educating event attendees about sustainability. Local non-profits with a focus on environmentalism are encouraged to apply for a FREE 10x10 educational booth at the festival! Priority deadline for non-profit applicants is March 31st.

Learn more and apply today - https://recycledartsfestival.com/be-a-vendor/non-profit-application

Priority deadline for food vendor applications and non-profit organization applications is March 31st!   We are seeking ...
03/23/2022

Priority deadline for food vendor applications and non-profit organization applications is March 31st!

We are seeking vendors to provide food, snacks and beverages from mobile booths and/or food trucks. Learn more about becoming a food vendor:https://recycledartsfestival.com/images/pdfs/2022-RAF-Food-Vendor-Agreement.pdf

Non-Profit environmental education organizations in the Clark County area are encouraged to apply to staff a free educational booth during the fest! More info about becoming a non-profit vendor:https://recycledartsfestival.com/images/pdfs/2022-RAF-Non-Profit-Agreement.pdf

Apply today! https://recycledartsfestival.com/be-a-vendor

The Recycled Arts Festival is about a whole lot more than admiring art – our mission is to educate and excite the commun...
03/17/2022

The Recycled Arts Festival is about a whole lot more than admiring art – our mission is to educate and excite the community about waste reduction, reuse and recycling!

Non-profit vendors attending the festival play a large role in educating event attendees about sustainability. Local non-profits with a focus on environmentalism are encouraged to apply for a FREE 10x10 educational booth at the festival! Priority deadline for non-profit applicants is March 31st.

Apply today: https://recycledartsfestival.com/be-a-vendor/non-profit-application

Priority deadline for food vendors organizations to apply to be a vendor at the Recycled Arts Festival is March 31st!  H...
03/15/2022

Priority deadline for food vendors organizations to apply to be a vendor at the Recycled Arts Festival is March 31st!

Have a favorite food truck in town? Tag them in the comments!

We are seeking vendors to provide food, snacks and beverages from mobile booths and/or food trucks. Learn more about becoming a food vendor and apply today:https://recycledartsfestival.com/images/pdfs/2022-RAF-Food-Vendor-Agreement.pdf

The Recycled Arts Festival is seeking musical groups and entertainers to invigorate the crowd! Music genres featured at ...
03/11/2022

The Recycled Arts Festival is seeking musical groups and entertainers to invigorate the crowd! Music genres featured at the festival span from international beats to cover bands. We are also seeking family friendly crowd entertainers, clowns, stilt walkers and magicians to be part of the festival!

Entertainers are encouraged to email [email protected]!

Admiring recycled art and learning about sustainability sure makes people hungry! We are seeking applicants for mobile f...
03/09/2022

Admiring recycled art and learning about sustainability sure makes people hungry! We are seeking applicants for mobile food vendors for the 2022 Recycled Arts Festival.

Mobile food vendors offering everything from snacks and drinks to full meals are encouraged to apply. Priority deadline for food vendor applications is March 31st. Learn more about being a food vendor at the festival and apply on our website: https://recycledartsfestival.com/be-a-vendor/food-vendor-application

Just a few days left of the last day of the Artist in Residence Trash to Treasure Gallery Show at Art At The Cave until ...
01/27/2022

Just a few days left of the last day of the Artist in Residence Trash to Treasure Gallery Show at Art At The Cave until on display until January 29th! If you haven’t stopped by yet the gallery is open 10 am - 4 pm Friday and Saturday! Don’t miss this inspiring and creative display that embodies the motto “reduce, reuse, recycle!”

Learn more about the show: https://recycledartsfestival.com/artist-in-residence

Resident artist Bill Leigh transformed a BBQ grate, copper fire bowl and scrap steel rescued from Clark County Transfer ...
01/25/2022

Resident artist Bill Leigh transformed a BBQ grate, copper fire bowl and scrap steel rescued from Clark County Transfer Stations into a gorgeous sculpture titled “Walking the Birds.”

View the “Walking the Birds” along with 15 other inspiring pieces of recycled art at the Art At The Cave gallery in downtown Vancouver. Art will be on display, free to view, and available for purchase until January 29th.

Learn more about the show: https://recycledartsfestival.com/artist-in-residence

Resident artist, Bill Leigh, reclaimed a discarded wood beam and transformed it into a sculpture of a man, titled “Sentr...
01/23/2022

Resident artist, Bill Leigh, reclaimed a discarded wood beam and transformed it into a sculpture of a man, titled “Sentry.” Standing at over 7 feet tall, the piece is captivating to visit.

Bill usually identifies as a metal artist but embraced a new skill of woodworking when creating this piece.

View the “Sentry” along with 15 other inspiring pieces of recycled art at the Art At The Cave gallery in downtown Vancouver. Art will be on display, free to view, and available for purchase until January 29th. Learn more about the show: https://recycledartsfestival.com/artist-in-residence

Check out the article in The Columbian featuring the Artist in Residence gallery show: https://www.columbian.com/news/20...
01/21/2022
Trash into treasure: Exhibit in Vancouver showcases Bill Leigh’s airy, angular recycled art

Check out the article in The Columbian featuring the Artist in Residence gallery show: https://www.columbian.com/news/2022/jan/16/trash-into-treasure-exhibit-in-vancouver-showcases-bill-leighs-airy-angular-recycled-art/

Meet Resident Artist Bill Leigh this Saturday during the Waste Connections of Washington, Inc. Gallery Reception from 2 –4 pm on 1/22 at Art At The Cave. Art will be on display, free to view, and available for purchase until the show closes on 1/29.

When you walk into the new “Trash to Treasure Artist in Residence” display at Art at the Cave, you’re struck by the exhibit’s spartan feel. Artist Bill Leigh’s airy, angular sculptures are utterly con

Join us at the Trash to Treasure Reception to meet the artist, Bill Leigh, this Saturday from 2 - 4pm at the Art At The ...
01/20/2022
Trash to Treasure Artist in Residence

Join us at the Trash to Treasure Reception to meet the artist, Bill Leigh, this Saturday from 2 - 4pm at the Art At The Cave gallery in downtown Vancouver! Light refreshments will be provided by Waste Connections of Washington, Inc.

Check out this interview with Bill to learn more about the Artist in Residence program and Bill’s creative process: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Q9tNn9JZLw&t=2s

Waste Connections of Washington and Clark County Public Health present the Trash to Treasure Artist in Residence program. Artists are selected to create thou...

Artist in Residence Bill Leigh has repurposed deck railing rescued from a Clark County transfer station into a geometric...
01/17/2022

Artist in Residence Bill Leigh has repurposed deck railing rescued from a Clark County transfer station into a geometric abstract work of art titled “Red Tumbling Rectangles.”

This completed piece towers at over 10 feet tall and is sure to strike awe in the viewer. Bill draws artistic inspiration from working with recycled materials. He states, “Each piece of metal has another purpose from what it was created for initially. When looking at the metal there is an idea that is conceived by its shape.”

View the “Red Tumbling Rectangles” along with 15 other inspiring pieces of recycled art at the Art At The Cave gallery in downtown Vancouver. Art will be on display, free to view, and available for purchase until January 29th.

Learn more about the show: https://recycledartsfestival.com/artist-in-residence

With an abundance of artistic talent and limitless creative imagination, Artist in Residence Bill Leigh has transformed ...
01/12/2022

With an abundance of artistic talent and limitless creative imagination, Artist in Residence Bill Leigh has transformed a rusty barbeque grill into a beautiful statue. Titled “Female Form,” the statue was constructed of 80% reclaimed material repurposed from items disposed of at the Clark County transfer stations.

Pictured are images of Bill’s creative process – starting with the salvaged raw material and ending with a breathtaking statue featuring hints of bronze and gold.

View the “Female Form” along with 15 other inspiring pieces of recycled art at the Art At The Cave gallery in downtown Vancouver. Art will be on display, free to view, and available for purchase until January 29th. Learn more about the show: https://recycledartsfestival.com/artist-in-residence

Thank you to Vancouver's Downtown Association and Art At The Cave  for hosting the First Friday Art Walk last week! Many...
01/11/2022

Thank you to Vancouver's Downtown Association and Art At The Cave for hosting the First Friday Art Walk last week! Many residents stopped by the gallery to marvel at Bill’s impressive artwork and learn about waste reduction.

When you stop by the gallery, don’t miss our interactive signage! We aim to collect data from the community about where you live and how you heard about the show.

Bill’s art will be on display until January 29th! If you missed the First Friday event, make sure to catch the Waste Connections of Washington, Inc. Artist Reception at 2-4 pm on Saturday, January 22nd. Learn more about our show: https://recycledartsfestival.com/artist-in-residence

Last call for Art Vendor Priority Applications – priority application deadline is January 15th!  Are you a local artist ...
01/10/2022

Last call for Art Vendor Priority Applications – priority application deadline is January 15th!

Are you a local artist who uses at least 75% recycled material to craft art pieces? We want you to apply to become an Art Vendor at the 2022 Recycled Arts Festival! Learn more about becoming a vendor and apply here: https://recycledartsfestival.com/be-a-vendor

Join Artist in Residence, Bill Leigh to learn about recycled art during the Vancouver's Downtown Association First Frida...
01/07/2022

Join Artist in Residence, Bill Leigh to learn about recycled art during the Vancouver's Downtown Association First Friday Art Walk today from 4:00-8:00 at Art At The Cave!

Today is opening day for the Trash to Treasure Artist in Residence Art Gallery Showing at Art At The Cave! The free exhi...
01/05/2022

Today is opening day for the Trash to Treasure Artist in Residence Art Gallery Showing at Art At The Cave! The free exhibit is on display through January 29th.

Join us for one of our January events celebrating the power of recycled art:

-Friday, January 7th from 4-8pm for the Vancouver's Downtown Association First Friday Art Walk

-Saturday, January 22nd from 2-4pm for the Gallery Show Reception

Big thanks to our Artist in Residence, Bill Leigh and Waste Connections of Washington, Inc. for sponsoring this show!

Local artists, Wind Spinners, The Metal Barbers, and Pack 358, upcycle bicycle parts, old garden tools, and other scraps...
12/23/2021

Local artists, Wind Spinners, The Metal Barbers, and Pack 358, upcycle bicycle parts, old garden tools, and other scraps to create their upcycled art pieces.

Want to learn more about these artists? Check out the Art Vendor Listing here: https://recycledartsfestival.com/artists/all-art-vendors

Join us for the 2022 Trash to Treasure Artist in Residence Gallery Showing at Art At The Cave  running from January 5th ...
12/20/2021

Join us for the 2022 Trash to Treasure Artist in Residence Gallery Showing at Art At The Cave running from January 5th through 29th!

Truly turning trash into treasure, the showing will display intricate sculptures created by local artist Bill Leigh. He has been visiting Clark County transfer stations for the past six months, pulling metal and wood materials from the landfill with the intention to upcycle these trashed items into beautiful and thought-provoking works of art.

Every piece of artwork on display has been crafted from at least 75% recycled materials pulled directly from Clark County transfer stations!

Learn more about the gallery showing: https://recycledartsfestival.com/artist-in-residence

BIG NEWS! Now accepting applications to be an art vendor in the 2022 Recycled Arts Festival 🎉🎨🤩We are so excited for the...
12/14/2021

BIG NEWS! Now accepting applications to be an art vendor in the 2022 Recycled Arts Festival 🎉🎨🤩

We are so excited for the return of the festival June 25-26! We have lots of exciting plans for the upcoming festival and we hope you will be a part of it!

Artists must use a minimum of 75% recycled content in all art pieces to meet minimum qualifications to become a vendor in the Recycled Arts Festival.

Applications accepted until January 15! Learn more and apply today! https://recycledartsfestival.com/be-a-vendor

Local artists, Sweater Heads, Cowboy Kitty Creations, Handcrafted by Andralene, and Sunnymirth, combat the wastefulness ...
12/12/2021

Local artists, Sweater Heads, Cowboy Kitty Creations, Handcrafted by Andralene, and Sunnymirth, combat the wastefulness of fast fashion by repurposing unwanted clothing items into creative hats, aprons, dolls and soft sculptures.

Want to learn more about these local artists? Check out the Art Vendor Listing here: https://recycledartsfestival.com/artists/all-art-vendors

Discarded items like single-use chopsticks, old skis, and torn down fences are creatively upcycled into decorative and f...
12/10/2021

Discarded items like single-use chopsticks, old skis, and torn down fences are creatively upcycled into decorative and functional art by local artists, Chopstick Art, Beyond The Edge Woodworking, and irre-SISTA-ble Creations.

Want to learn more about these artists? Check out the Art Vendor Listing here: https://recycledartsfestival.com/artists/all-art-vendors

Bob Wahr Creations, Scrap Iron Mike's Metal Arts and Hobby Yard Art show that repurposing scrap metals can result in whi...
12/08/2021

Bob Wahr Creations, Scrap Iron Mike's Metal Arts and Hobby Yard Art show that repurposing scrap metals can result in whimsical art pieces!

Want to learn more about these artists? Check out the Art Vendor Listing at this link: https://recycledartsfestival.com/artists/all-art-vendors

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I'm trying to local the artist, that makes these glass flowers. He/ she is not listed on the Vancouver Recycle website. can you help?
Hello, I'm searching for the artist who makes these glass flowers. I cannot find him/her on the Recycled Arts Festival artist list and I have left several emails and phone messages with the festival, with no response. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Extremely disappointed that the Recycled Arts Fair is cancelled again. This was our favorite venue to sell our art. We loved seeing all the smiling faces. I do hope that someone else can continue this tradition in the future.
The Clark County Recycled Arts Festival is seeking musical groups and entertainers to invigorate the crowd! Music genres featured at the festival span from international beats to cover bands. We are also seeking family friendly crowd entertainers, clowns, stilt walkers and magicians to be part of the festival!

Entertainers are encouraged to email [email protected]!
Admiring recycled art and learning about sustainability sure makes people hungry! We are seeking applicants for mobile food vendors for the 2022 Clark County Recycled Arts Festival.

Mobile food vendors offering everything from snacks and drinks to full meals are encouraged to apply. Priority deadline for food vendor applications is March 31.

Learn more about being a food vendor at the festival and apply on the Recycled Arts Festival website: https://recycledartsfestival.com/be-a-vendor/food-vendor-application
Spread the word! Applications are now open for the 2022 Clark County Recycled Arts Festival! 🎉

Priority application deadline for art vendors is January 15th!
Check out the Clark County Recycled Arts Festival Artist in Residence Gallery Showing at Art At The Cave this month!
Toto took a field trip to Fort Vancouver National Historic Site today! Toto, a dog made of nails rerouted from the landfill, is the mascot for Clark County Recycled Arts Festival. Local artist Joe Clifton created Toto to encourage Clark County residents to reduce, reuse, and recycle. The Clark County Recycled Arts Festival is produced by Clark County Public Health.

Just as we do today, people living at Fort Vancouver in the 19th century conserved resources by reusing and repurposing everyday items. Toto is standing next to a Spode artifact in the archaeology lab because Fort Vancouver National Historic Site boasts the world's largest collection of archaeologically-recovered Spode ceramics. We find fragments of these plates everywhere, from the high-class Chief Factors House to the lowest class living quarters in the Fort Vancouver Village. Archaeologists think that this is because the elite at Fort Vancouver in the mid-1800s passed their used ceramic plates down to lower class workers instead of throwing their old plates away. Reuse, reduce, recycle!
Toto is this year's Clark County Recycled Arts Festival mascot! He is touring Clark County, Washington to encourage residents to reuse, reduce, and recycle!
The Clark County Recycled Arts Festival Meet the Artist video series is now LIVE! This series features artists from the hippest, most eco-conscious festival in all of Clark County. See how people, just like you, are breathing new life into old and broken items that would have otherwise been buried in a landfill. View the Meet the Artist video series and peruse the Artist Directory here: https://recycledartsfestival.com
Hoping and wondering if this show will go on this year.
I understand the Festival has been canceled for 2020. I'm wanting to contact the vendor who had the glass flowers on rebar stems.
Update regarding the annual Clark County Recycled Arts Festival:
Meet Leonard Locatis. He’s a Vancouver artist who creates beautiful art out of reclaimed wood.

He is on a new mission to share his art with the blind and visually impaired in our community after a heartwarming experience with a blind girl at the Clark County Recycled Arts Festival last weekend.

I’ve gotta say, I love his artwork and drive to enrich people’s lives with his art!
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