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Turn Trash into Treasure at the Shelby Township Art Fair

The Shelby Township Art Fair is adding a "Trashy Treasures" competition for works made from recycled items.

The Shelby Solid Waste & Recycling Committee and the Shelby Township Beautification Committee will host a "Trashy Treasures" homemade art competition during the Shelby Township Art Fair Aug. 10 - 11

Facts about the competition:

  • The event is intended to promote recycling and green living
  • The categories are divided by age: youth – 12 and under; teen – 12 to 17, and adult – 18 and up. 
  • Entries must be made entirely of recycled items, and for planning purposes, a photo of each entry must be submitted to the Parks, Recreation and Maintenance Department by August 1.
  • The winning works will also be displayed in the lobby of the Shelby Township Municipal Building through the end of August.
  • Winners will be chosen by a tally of ballots completed by fairgoers at the Shelby Township Art Fair on August 10 and 11
  • The Art Fair will also feature works by over 70 artists and artisans and a number of vendors in the Michigan Made Products Area. There will also be live music, Sand Sculpting by Big Wave Dave, Chainsaw Carving by Mike Weiss, a Kid’s Craft and Activity Area, and classic art reproductions from the DIA Inside|Out Project, and more.

“The Shelby Township Art Fair has come a long way since it started with a few dozen artists 30 years ago," Parks, Recreation and Maintenance Department Director Joe Youngblood said in a release. "We are always looking for new innovative ways to engage the community at our events, and this competition is a great way for people of all ages to showcase their creativity."

For more information, rules and an entry forms for the “Trashy Treasures” Recycled Art Competition visit the Shelby Township website at http://www.shelbytwp.org/departments/prm/art_fair_2013.jsp or call the Parks and Recreation Department at (586) 731-0300.

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