Recycled Art Contest in Belgrade

Recycled Art Contest in Belgrade

Article From: Belgrade News

Entries ranging from utilitarian to whimsical were on display this week during the first ever Recycled Art Contest sponsored by Belgrade’s ReStore and the Gallatin Art Crossing.

“We’re really happy with how this turned out,” said Jade Lowder, a GAC board member and ReStore employee, who came up with the idea for the contest designed to raise awareness about putting old objects to new use.

Lowder said 13 artists, including an MSU professor and some college students, submitted a total of 19 entries that adhered to the only contest rule that they be constructed entirely from recycled materials.

On Saturday, spectators enjoyed a free barbecue and viewed the entries in the ReStore parking lot, while judges deliberated and Gallatin Art Crossing representatives welded recycled metal into the “trophies” that were awarded to prize winners.

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