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Recycled Art in the park

Emily Abbate, Staff writer

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Recycled Art In The Park


The third annual Recycled Art In The Park event is taking place this year to promote recycling in the City of Portage.

From 8 a.m. to 8 p.m, from May 1 through May 6, recycled objects are made into art to promote recycling. These objects will be displayed at Celery Flats for one week.

“We hope to draw attention to the usefulness of recycled products and encouraging creative utilization in art pieces submitted by local artists,” Portage board member Susan Atkinson said.

Any manufactured materials that have been thrown away can be used to create these pieces of art, including bottles, bags and scrap metals, as long as the materials are 100 percent recycled and are not screws, nuts and bolts.

The contestants are classes at K-12 schools and colleges or universities.

The project creates old objects into creative art. There is also a first, second and third place prize. Voting for the objects is done by public voting and panel judging.

There is sponsor’s choice, youth division and public choice award, along with first, second, and third. These will all be announced on May 6, except for Public Choice award, which will be announced on May 13.   

These pieces cannot be bought or sold, according to Atkinson, but are just to create awareness for recycling.

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