By Dawn Pearson
Recycling plastic bottles is a great way to help the environment, but can they also be reused to create home décor?
Find out at the annual “Do It Again Recycled Art Market” from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 4 at the SullivanMunce Cultural Center, 225 W. Hawthorne St. The event is planned in November to help celebrate the annual America Recycles Day Nov. 15.
The Boone County Solid Waste Management District is sponsoring the sixth annual Do It Again Recycled Art Market, which is a juried art and fine craft show promoting recycling, reusing and reclaiming of post-consumer goods.
“It is the first year it is under the Boone County Solid Waste Management District’s umbrella,” said Jennifer Lawrence, BCSWMD executive director. “We have been a part of the committee for the previous events, but this is the first one that is considered a district program.”
Lawrence described the event as “a family friendly celebration of art and the environment.”
Visitors will have the opportunity to support local artists, make art and learn about what it means to be green.
“We will be highlighting 25 artists/vendors that reclaim a variety of items to create amazing and beautiful goods at a wide range of prices,” she said. “The artists will be featuring a variety of goods from repurposed materials such as jewelry, home goods and decor, yard art, journals, clothing, purses and much more.”
Education components of the event include a plastic bag swap, five-minute art tables and a silent auction of a wooden spool repurposed into a table and hand-painted by local artist Kara Stolle.
The event is free.
“We will also have two, five-minute art tables where the community will be able to get creative by making their own junk sculpture or a necklace from repurposed T-shirts,” Lawrence said.
More information can be found on the “Do It Again Recycled Art Market” Facebook page or the BCSWMD website at boonecountysolidwaste.com.