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5th Annual Recycled Art Fair

Celebrate the City's annual Foothills Spring Clean-ups with this annual event.


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Apr 27, 2013 09:00 AM - Apr 28, 2013 03:00 PM


Open Space Visitor Center
6500 Coors NW


Recycled Art Fair Logo

The 5th Annual Recycled Art Fair takes place 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, April 27, and Sunday, April 28, at Open Space Visitor Center.

During the fair, enjoy vendors selling a variety of arts and crafts.

Gallery Show

We will have "Revived! Lost, Found and Reinvented Objects of Art" in the Visitor Center main gallery the months of April and May.

Event Schedule

  • Saturday, April 27: Activities include a talk about art and society in upcycling, music with Juniper Hill and the Celtic Trio, kids' activities, and arts & crafts workshops.
  • Sunday, April 28: Activities include a talk by the City of Albuquerque Solid Waste Department, music with Facinet Bangoura, and making paper and plantable stationary.

2013 Recycled Art Fair Applications

To participate in the Recycled Art Fair, view information for Artists and Vendors.

About the Recycled Art Fair

The City of Albuquerque celebrates its annual Spring Clean-ups in the Sandia Foothills with this annual event.

Please join us to see how this amazing phenomenon is evolving.

The Recycled Art Fair began in 2009 and has multiplied in size and scope. I look forward to reviewing your proposals. Do not hesitate to call or email with questions. Thank you for your cooperation in creating a successful celebration of upcycling.

2012 Recycle Art Fair Winners

  • 1st Place: "Frankenseed" by Wes Brittenham
  • 2nd Place: "Lotus Flowers" by Susan Tische
  • 3rd Place: Two entrants tied: "April Bond" by Luke Logan and "Spotted Balls" by Mataji Graham
  • Honorable Mentions: "Figure" by Adrienne Aleixandre of the Bosque School;  "Billy da Kid" by Gilbert Candelaria

Organizers, Volunteers & Sponsors

The success of the 2012 Recycled Art Fair would not have been possible without the hard work and support of key people and groups.

  • Kim Selving: The founder of the Fair who nearly single-handedly coordinated every aspect of the event right down to (almost) driving up to Santa Fe to collect the handmade ribbons for the artists.
  • Peggy Minich: An Open Space volunteer who bravely knocked on doors and raised approximately $600 worth of food and donations.
  • Open Space Alliance
  • Local Businesses supporting the 2012 event with food and gifts:
    Albertson's | Baggin's Sandwich Shop | Garret's Jerky | Jinja Restaurant | Pizza Hut | Pudge Brother's Pizza | Riverside Plaza Starbucks | Sakura Restaurant | Smith's | Sunflower Market | Village Inn | Weck's
  • Open Space and UNM Volunteers: Surely, this event would have been utter chaos without the kind help of the following people (in no particular order):
    Michael Mock | Charlie Wood | Chris Barber | Suzy Sholar | Bobbie Sholar | Erik Sholar | Gwen Branch | Jill Greene | Nina Trogon | Susan Noftsker | Carl Vikstrom | Sari Jensen | Linda Dell Baltzley | Lisa Costlow | Pat Willis | Doug Calderwood | Jackie Kozal | Rick Willis



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Kim Selving