RUTLAND, VT — Sustainable Rutland’s third-annual Trash 2 Art Contest & Exhibit will take place on Friday, Aug. 12 at 6 p.m. in the Pit on Center Street during Friday Night Live. The event will showcase this year’s crop of amateur and professional trash art creations. Pieces will be on display from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Contestants will compete in a Best In Show category as well as a People’s Choice category, decided by the public. Winners will be announced on the main stage of Friday Night Live at 9 p.m.
Learning to reduce, reuse, and recycle is an important part of everyone’s life and an essential component of a healthy environment. This project encourages everyone — no matter your experience or lack of experience with art — to turn trash into art and have fun doing it.
On Aug. 12, Sustainable Rutland will also be hosting a Sustainability Fair in the Pit, which will feature informational booth addressing various aspects of sustainable living.
In addition, the Creative Economy’s Children’s Museum Committee will be on hand to host an interactive trash to art exhibit on Center Street.
Sponsored by: Celebration Rentals, Green Screen Graphics, Casella Waste Systems, Rutland Creative Economy, Earth Waste Systems, the Rutland Herald, Downtown Rutland Partnership, Rutland County Solid Waste District, Hands On Minds On Children’s Art Studio, the Rutland Free Library, the Rutland Area Food Co-op, Roots the Restaurant, Hawley’s Florist, Key Bank, People’s United Bank, The Palms Restaurant, Timco Jewelers and Goldsmiths and Arts & Antiques on Center.
Contact: Jim Sabataso