Creating art with recycled materials



Not only does recycling save energy and conserve natural resources, its reusable materials can be used to create whimsical art.

The Sharing Tree will host REUSE Festival: Recycled Arts & Sustainable Living on March 17 at Railroad Square Art Park from 1-6 p.m.

Admission is free and open to the public.

The event will feature a recycled arts competition, live mural creation, the Farmers Market and a musical performance by Royce Lovett.

Children are also encouraged to attend. There will be carnival games made from recycled goods and various kids’ activity booths.

The arts competition is open to all ages. Participants may shop at The Sharing Tree for supplies, but must include at least three repurposed materials in their pieces. Local celebrities will crown a winner and reward hundreds of dollars in prizes.

The city of Tallahassee, CRA and several local businesses are partnering with The Sharing Tree, a non-profit organization, to provide entertainment. This will be The Sharing Tree’s largest event to date.

The Sharing Tree is a reusable resource center that collects and redistributes reusable materials to educators, artists and the broader learning community while simultaneously educating the community on the art of creative reuse.

For more information about the festival, or to participate in the recycled arts competition, contact Carly Sinnadurai at or 850-264-4035.