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Make GOOD Art Through Creative Reuse!

idea by thelbdepot4cr

Website

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http://thelongbeachdepot.org

Twitter handle

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https://twitter.com/CreativeReuse

Overview of Idea

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We would host a "Make GOOD Art Through Creative Reuse" event that engages our community to creatively reuse "good" throwaway items, workshops to demonstrate how fusing Environmental Education + Art = Creative Reuse and showcase Local "Found Art", Up-Cycle" and "Creative Reuse" Artists' art work.

The Specifics: What will the $5,000 fund?

We previously hosted the first ever Pepsi Refresh Creative Reuse Day and would use the funds to help pay for any required permit fees, costs for the portable restrooms, advertising and volunteer hospitality expenses and any other miscellaneous supplies/materials that may be needed to host the event.

Discussion
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Today more than ever, community members need to be reminded of the role we have in saving our planet, the "Make GOOD Art Through Creative Reuse" event, is a brilliant concept, reaching many individuals who want to know more about- how to reuse or how to volunteer-it’s the perfect venue for the community to learn how they can make a deference. Hats off and a big THANK YOU, to Lisa and Yoshino, you’re amazing!

by racosta
almost 2 years ago | Reply

Thank you so much Ruben! You are awesome beyond words and we truly appreciate your kind words & support! Your Salvageable Concepts is brilliant and we look forward to seeing more of your fabulous art pieces in galleries across SoCal & The U.S.!

by thelbdepot4cr
almost 2 years ago | Reply

This is THEE place for school projects and fun!

by isaidthat
almost 2 years ago | Reply

Thank you very much for your vote and kind words! We truly appreciate your support and look forward to seeing you again soon at The Depot!

by thelbdepot4cr
almost 2 years ago | Reply

we searched the net for this place after a manager at our local Michaels told us about it! We live in Orange County but my daughter and i were so excited to at least stop in and meet Lisa and paruse her loot! LOL ITS AWESOME!!! We reuse/recycle everything we can and use it on other projects! I wish we had one here in OC but will happily drive down to LBC to visit my dad and the Depot!!! SEE YOU SOON! I we would love to volunteer for this "Make GOOD Art Through Creative Reuse" event!!! KEEP US IN MIND! 2CALIKITTIES!

by 2KaliKittiz4rmOC
almost 2 years ago | Reply

Thank you so much for voting and for your kind words! We truly appreciate your support and look forward to seeing you again soon at The Depot!

by thelbdepot4cr
almost 2 years ago | Reply

The LBDepot is a wonderful resource for the community of artists,students,kids families and helps all Reuse recycle so please vote for them!

by delirium1
almost 2 years ago | Reply

I love this place!

by isaidthat
almost 2 years ago | Reply

This is an amazing opportunity to support ART and ECOLOGY and EDUCATION and FAMILY and COMMUNITY and BEYOND. Lisa and Yoshino are a truly inspiring and outrageously creative pair that deserve all sorts of support and funding in order to continue their mission with the LB Depot for Creative Reuse.
Please lend your vote and support LOCAL, SMALL, FAMILY OWNED, GREEN, CREATIVE BUSINESSES!

by communiteaculture
almost 2 years ago | Reply

Thank you so much CommuniTeaCulture for your vote and for sharing! We truly appreciate your kind words and awesome support of our efforts and would not be able to continue our mission without YOU! We look forward to showcasing your wonderful works and YOU ROCK beyond words!

by thelbdepot4cr
almost 2 years ago | Reply

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by deleted
almost 2 years ago | Reply

Thank you so much Anne for your vote and for your kind words! We truly appreciate your continuous support of our efforts in building unity in our community through creative reuse & sharing!

by thelbdepot4cr
almost 2 years ago | Reply

I think this is a great idea because it helps out the community experience local art from items typically thrown away. And experience the great culture within Long Beach and the Long Beach community.

by joshua.deluna.5
almost 2 years ago | Reply

Thank you very much Joshua for your vote and for sharing! We truly appreciate your kind words and support!

by thelbdepot4cr
almost 2 years ago | Reply

Thank you very much Joshua for your vote and for sharing! We truly appreciate your kind words and support!

by thelbdepot4cr
almost 2 years ago | Reply

This is an amazing opportunity to support ART and ECOLOGY and EDUCATION and FAMILY and COMMUNITY and BEYOND. Lisa and Yoshino are a truly inspiring and outrageously creative pair that deserve all sorts of support and funding in order to continue their mission with the LB Depot for Creative Reuse.
Please lend your vote and support LOCAL, SMALL, FAMILY OWNED, GREEN, CREATIVE BUSINESSES!

by communiteaculture
almost 2 years ago | Reply

I think this is a great idea because it helps out the community experience local art from items typically thrown away. And experience the great culture within Long Beach and the Long Beach community.

by joshua.deluna.5
almost 2 years ago | Reply

The video you see posted here is from last year's "Pepsi Refresh Creative Reuse Day" where we engaged the community to make things out of Pepsi throwaway items. This was a "First Ever" event for the city of Long Beach which included free book giveaways. We also included various other organizations and non-profits to share their missions and how they "up-cycled" as well. The music was provided by the Pacific Wind Arts Recycled Drum Circle, courtesy of Trace "Tres'' Fukuhara and the Taikos were courtesy of Mr. Victor Fukuhara.

by thelbdepot4cr
almost 2 years ago | Reply

I believe by having this first ever event specifically showcasing creative reuse artists it would help bring recognition to GOOD ART created with materials that are already existing. It would also bring more attention to the importance of upcycling as well.

by madonna.morrissey.7
almost 2 years ago | Reply

Thank you so much MaDonna for your continued support of our efforts to continue inspiring & promoting creative reuse of items typically destined for our landfills! We also appreciate your kind words and always keeping us "chill!".

by thelbdepot4cr
almost 2 years ago | Reply

I have been a supporting artist of The Depot for over 2 happy yrs so far. It's an amazing place that builds unity in our community!! I am so thankful to have one in our city!

by micaela.salatino.5
almost 2 years ago | Reply

Thank you so much Micaela! You are such an inspiration and we truly appreciate having you as a Supporting Artist of "The Depot!" Looking forward to showcasing your work at the event too! ;-)

by thelbdepot4cr
almost 2 years ago | Reply

I'm actually never shopped here but I see the good ladies of the Depot all over Long Beach, at neighborhood meetings, community events, everywhere. Always with a smile and a great message about creative reuse. I am a huge fan of the enthusiasm the Long Beach Depot For Creative Reuse has generated in the last for years and love the event idea!

by thedanyeljohnson
almost 2 years ago | Reply

Thank you so much Danyel! We truly appreciate your kind words and support! Hope to see you soon at "The Depot" and/or at the Event! ;-)

by thelbdepot4cr
almost 2 years ago | Reply

I have been a supporting artist of The Depot for over 2 happy yrs so far. It's an amazing place that builds unity in our community!! I am so thankful to have one in our city!

by micaela.salatino.5
almost 2 years ago | Reply

This event would also help bring "Unity in OUR Community" through Creative Reuse & Sharing! Please vote and share with your friends! Thank You So Much for your awesome support of our efforts and will look forward to hosting this "first ever" GOOD Event!

by thelbdepot4cr
almost 2 years ago | Reply

I love this place! It's actually where I get most of my teaching and stuff for my Upcycling creations... . Love love love Long Beach Depot For Creative Reuse.Be ready to dig through mounds and mounds of stuff to get to the real gems... Awesome place to visit if you are looking for anything weird, strange, or just some cool pieces to do some creative art work. I loved going here for my many art pieces! This place has everything you need from recycled paper, old fabric, random little Nic-Naks!!! This is my number one place to go for recycled materials.

by Claudio Garzon
almost 2 years ago | Reply

Thank you so much for all of your efforts in supporting "The Depot!" We truly appreciate your comments and continued support of our efforts!

by thelbdepot4cr
almost 2 years ago | Reply

This is a great idea because it will bring more awareness on how many items we believe to be trash can be reused into something useful or as part of an artistic piece of work. One of the artists at The Depot creates robots out of the plastic stuff he gets from there and from the river. We all need to realize that many items are reusable and don't need to end up in our landfills and why not have fun creatively reusing these items and "Up-Cycle" them! Thank you for including this event in the challenge.

by MeyJasso
almost 2 years ago | Reply

Thank you very much for commenting on our idea and for your support of our efforts!

by thelbdepot4cr
almost 2 years ago | Reply

It is so important to educate the public on the importance of reducing our carbon footprint and what better way than to have a community event that inspires "reducing through creative reuse". The Depot has been serving the Southern California community for over 4 years and it continues to amaze me how whenever they "plant a seed" it truly grows! They introduced creative reuse, the art of Yarn-bombing, recycled drum circles and many other "fun art" projects all in the spirit of building unity in our community through sharing. Please vote for them & thank you!

by tere.ronald
almost 2 years ago | Reply

Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts and for your continuous support of our efforts!

by thelbdepot4cr
almost 2 years ago | Reply

I was there when they hosted the creative reuse day and it was a fantastic day that brought our Long Beach community together in the spirit of sharing. Please vote for this idea and thank you for helping bring attention to the importance of creative reuse and environmental education!

by Lori A
almost 2 years ago | Reply

Thank you very much for helping get the word out about this challenge and for your continuous support of our efforts!

by thelbdepot4cr
almost 2 years ago | Reply

This is very important work that the Long Beach Depot for Creative Reuse is doing. I was in Long Beach yesterday and visited the Depot. I see these "depots" as a key part of the UPcycling Community as they play a role by distributing vast amounts of discarded household and office materials that charities and thrift stores will not take
to DIY'rs and UPcyclers. Not to mention the classes on art and crafts they give for children. They connect community excess to those who can use it creatively.
Keeping unmeasured amounts of discarded materials out of our landfills.

by jakelemans
almost 2 years ago | Reply

Thank you so much for sharing your comments and we truly appreciate your support of our efforts!

by thelbdepot4cr
almost 2 years ago | Reply

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$5,000
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Submission Began
Wednesday, July 11

Submission Ended
Wednesday, August 08
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Voting Began
Thursday, August 09

Voting Ended
Thursday, August 23
at 12:00 PM PDT

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Winner Announced
Thursday, August 23

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