'The Recycle Santa Fe Art Festival will celebrate its 15th year November 15 – 17 at the Santa Fe Community Convention Center'
Artists travel to Santa Fe from across the nation to show work using a minimum of 75% recycled materials—a bit of metal salvaged from a riverbed, broken glass, a mismatched kitchen spoon and some imagination—to qualify for this show and sale. Artists successfully transform trash into treasure, combining recycling and creativity to show innovative ways to save our resources.
“It’s amazing what this show has grown into, from its humble beginnings in a vacant warehouse 15 years ago to one of the nation’s leading recycled art festivals," says festival coordinator Sarah Pierpont. "It’s a great combination of promoting recycling and illuminating the wastefulness of our society, while providing artists the opportunity to support themselves through their art.”
The Recycle Santa Fe Art Festival will celebrate its 15th year November 15 – 17 at the Santa Fe Community Convention Center . The event is a collaboration with Keep Santa Fe Beautiful and recycling education efforts surrounding America Recycles Day (November 15).
Santa Fe kids get to exhibit in their own Youth Art Exhibit, as well as enjoy the recycled art kids’ make-and-take corner. Both the Juried Art and Youth Exhibit are judged and awarded prizes.
The weekend kicks off with the famous Trash Fashion & Costume Contest, a runway styling of Santa Fe’s finest retread fashions and costumes created from recycled materials. Contestants participate and compete for cash and prizes in a variety of categories.
2012 Trash Fashion Show
Dresses made of crocheted unspooled tape cassettes. Photo: Lavalle Jacobs