Art on the Avenue was a big event!!! Even though it rained for most of the day, we had a very steady stream of visitors come to the UpCycle tent. We offered three experiences with materials. Decorating a log, found in the river, with bottle caps donated by Los Tios was a very popular experience. The decorated log will become the base to a small glass-tip table.
Another opportunity that was offered was weaving with color collections.
We also offered collage. The glue did not cooperate fully with the wetness of the rain but that did not stop one young lady who created a doll with the materials available. She used the nails and hammer from the log to create what she wanted.
While out and about and exploring the Avenue during the August First Thursday, a young lady who was planning her birthday party discovered UpCycle. She had already decided that she wanted to have a recycling themed party. UpCycle was the perfect fit to help in the planning.
We met to discuss her ideas. She is a very creative thinker. UpCycle provided many of the materials for the party. The girls created with the open-ended materials. Jewelry was made. New colorful glasses were worn and collage structures were built.