C3 Upcycling at Chicago Art Mart
Chicago Art Mart—A Festival of Creative Re-Use—Making the Ordinary, Extraordinary is happening at Superior Street Center for the Arts Saturday May 2 from noon–8pm at 2744 W. Superior Street. Gathering artisans, makers and fine artists from throughout the Chicago area, Chicago Art Mart captures the essence of everything upcycled and recycled. Featuring one of a kind wearable art, functional sculpture, fine art, and home decor by emerging artists who are turning throwaway items into fabulous new things!
Chicago Creative Coalition will be hosting an upcycling workshop at the event as a way of getting guests involved in some hands-on activities. C3 is setting up 4 work stations for creating upcycled art.
- Mosaic – using old Xmas cards and paint chips
- Sculpture – using cardboard, tin, wood scraps
- 3D music sculpture – using a variety of found objects
- Hanging Sculpture – using cork and recycled CDs
We’ll have materials on-hand but feel free to bring in your old holiday cards, paint chips, cardboard, tin cans, corks, dvds, cds, musical instrument parts and anything else that we may use for this workshop. Workshops will take place from 2–6pm. Mention C3 at the door for entry.
For more information check out chicagoartistsresource.org/calls-for-artists/upcycling-extravaganza, chicagoartmart.com or their facebook page, facebook.com/chicagoartmart.
Sponsored by the Superior Street Center for the Arts, Chicago Creative Coalition and The Wasteshed.
Written by: Cindy McEwen