Public invited to submit entries to recycled art contest

Among the entries in the kids’ category of last year’s recycled art contest was “Bean Jar Piggy” by Charlotte Rife.

(Posted March 21, 2024)

In celebration of Earth Day, London Public Library and the London Visual Arts Guild (LVAG) are hosting a Recycled Art Contest. This initiative aims to encourage creativity while promoting sustainability by utilizing recycled materials found within the household.

Participants of all ages are invited to unleash their artistic talents by crafting unique pieces using recycled materials. Drawings, paintings, photographs, mixed media, and hand-crafted entries will be accepted. Upon submission, artists will be required to complete an artist information sheet, providing details such as name, age, and contact information for follow-up purposes.

Submissions are due by March 29. They can be dropped off at the library, 20 E. First St. Library hours are: Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Or they can be dropped off at the London Arts Center, 121 E. First St. Arts center hours are: Thursday and Sunday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The last day to drop off entries at the arts center is March 27.

Among the entries in the kids’ category of last year’s recycled art contest was “Hedgehog” by Alaina Shellhause.

The culmination of this eco-friendly endeavor will be marked by a reception hosted at the London Arts Center on April 6 from 2 to 4 p.m. This event will serve as an opportunity for both artists and community members to admire the array of recycled artwork on display. Members of the LVAG board will select winners in youth and adult categories with prizes awarded accordingly. Participants need not be present at the reception to claim their prize.

Artwork from the contest will be exhibited at the arts center in early April and at the library in late April.

For more information about London Public Library and the London Visual Arts Guild, visit their respective websites at mylondonlibrary.org and londonvisualartsguild.org.

Among the entries in the adult category of last year’s recycled art contest was “Little Paintings on Recycled Paper” by Gabe McGee.
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