11th Annual Recycled Arts Show ~ April 2012
View online photos galleries from our 2012 Recycled Art Galleries
Our 11th Annual Show in April of 2012 featured four galleries in two cities, hands on art events and more:
- A month-long hands-on recycled art workshop gave the public an opportunity to make art from trash partially supplied by The RE Store at Whatcom Museum.
- Beach clean up events in Bellingham and Seattle harvested close to a ton of trash from local beaches, turning it into temporary art installations.
- The RE Store also was a sponsor and major contributor to the first Recycled Art & Resource Expo in Bellingham, April 20-22, organized by recycled art sculptor Thor Myhre and Allied Arts of Whatcom County.
The RE Store has been showcasing art and design work created from reclaimed and salvaged materials for over a decade. We are honored to partner with galleries, educational and non-profit organizations and creatives from throughout the Pacific Northwest.
- Galleries of art and functional design items:
- The Seattle gallery was hosted at
- Blowing Sands Glass Studio in Ballard - April 14th - May 9th
- Bellingham's 3 galleries were found at:
- The Seattle gallery was hosted at
- Workshop for Recycled Art junk sculpture
Hundreds of children and their family members made art from trash at the Whatcom Museum's Family Interactive Gallery (F.I.G.). The RE Store supplied high-quality junk.
Hours: Tuesday - Sunday Noon - 5 PM - early opening on Tuesday and Friday at 9 AM
The RE Store's Trash Fashion Show did not take place in 2012, due to budgetary constraints, but it sure was fun for all those years! See photos of past Trash Fashion Shows here: 2011 Trash Fashion Show and 2006-2010 Trash Fashion Shows
Completed - April 1st in Bellingham, 1-5 PM, Locust Beach in Bellingham
April 7th in Seattle - private event with St. Anne School students
We did a beach cleanup in partnership with the North Sound Bay Keeper and the Surfrider Foundation for the Bellingham event. 30 plus volunteers collected 940 pounds of trash as the blue skies came and went. The art installation simulated the profile of Lummi Island with the words "Litter Art" in the foreground. View the blog post here!
In Seattle, we teamed up with Puget Soundkeeper to do a clean-up on a Ballard Beach with St. Anne School. The art work was represented in the Recycled Art gallery at Blowing Sands. Subscribe to our exciting monthly update to keep in touch with the details.
View online photo galleries from our 2011 Recycled Art Galleries.
View online photo galleries from our 2006-2010 Recycled Art Galleries.
View online photo galleries from our 2011 Trash Fashion Shows.
View online photo galleries from our 2006-2010 Trash Fashion Shows.
See what the press had to say about our 2011 events.
Visit last year's Recycled Arts Show page - our 10th annual!.
These businesses support recycled art and zero waste efforts, sponsoring the 2012 Recycled Art and Fashion Show. Check out their sites and see what they have to offer you!
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• Recycle Bin Reducers •
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