Broken toys, yesterday's newspaper, and china shards may seem like trash to most, but in the hands of professionals, they can be transformed into beautiful art and fine crafts. On Saturday, November 19, those in the Columbus area will see such work when they attend the seventh Déjà Vu Art and Fine Craft Show.
Held at the new Commons, which is located at 3rd and Washington Streets in downtown Columbus, Indiana, the show will run from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Nearly 50 professional artists who reuse or recycle materials to create their work will show collage, mosaics, jewelry, metal sculpture, fiber arts, and more.
The purpose of the event is to demonstrate that art and fine crafts made by reusing and recycling solid waste are just as interesting and equal in quality to those created of new materials. In fact, recycled art is becoming collectible, and it's often exhibited in fine galleries and shows across the nation.
The Bartholomew County Solid Waste Management District, Columbus Area Arts Council, Columbus Area Visitors Center, and Pentzer Printing, Inc. sponsor the annual show, which is held in celebration of America Recycles Day. The event is free and open to the public.