Recycled Art Opportunity: Celebrate Art and the Environment at the Procession of the Species at the Recycled Arts Festival


Summer is quickly approaching, which means a multitude of events and festivals, and sudents will have a lot to choose from with all the upcoming activities. Clark County is hosting an event that is fun for the whole family,The Procession of the Species at the Recycled Arts Festival! The Festival, put on by Clark County celebrates re-use, featuring artists who sell their creations made of 75% or more recycled or re-used content.

On the last day of the Recycled Arts Festival, the Procession will march through Esther Short Park led by music and dancing. All ages are welcome to join in the fun and celebrate community, art, the environment and our natural world. Before and after the parade, the Recycled Arts Festival will entertain with recycling education, entertainers and live music.

Costumes worn in the Procession can be any plant, animal, insect, or natural element….all species are welcome! Past Clark County processions have featured unicorns, jelly fish, birds, the sun, water, an inchworm and a sloth.

The fun doesn't end with the parade; there will also be free mask/costume making workshops all throughout June! Repurposed materials will be supplied, and people are welcome to bring their own materials, as well.

The first workshop was at River HomeLink in Vancouver, and was a huge success! Students and parents joined in to make some amazing parade apparel. Don't miss the others; the next workshop is coming up this Friday.

Here's the workshop schedule:

  • June 7 from 11 am to 1 pm at Vancouver Community Library, 901 C St.
  • June 13 from 3-5 pm at Camas Public Library, 625 NE Fourth Ave.
  • June 27 from 10 am to noon at Salmon Creek Regional Park/Klineline Pond, Pondview Picnic Shelter, 1112 NE 117th St.
  • June 29 9 am to 5 pm and 9-10:30 am at the Recycled Arts Festival Kids' Activity Booth, Esther Short Park, 605 Esther St.

Encourage students and families to join us, and learn about sustainability, art and a variety of species. Students can spend summer having fun, being creative, and learning about to care for the earth!

The Recycled Arts Festival is 9 am to 5 pm Saturday, June 29 and 9 am to 4 pm Sunday, June 30 in Esther Short Park. The Procession of the Species begins at 11 am June 30, with registration beginning at 10:30 am at the Recycled Arts Festival Booth.

Anyone can register for costume workshops on the Procession of the Species website HERE. No registration required for workshops at the Recycled Arts Festival Kids' Activity Booth.
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