Since 2015, we have led the effort to create an interactive event to help promote Reduce, Reuse, Reclaim, Repurpose, and Recycle.

Our Mission

The purpose of the Seattle Recycled Arts Festival is to educate and get the community excited  about eco-friendly living, demonstrating the extensive range of creativity you can express with recycled material in hopes of inspiring more artists to utilize the “re-claim” philosophy in creating their own artwork. What better way to celebrate the beauty and importance of our earth than with earth friendly art!  

We are a network of artists and activists who are passionate about what we do.  We define “recycled art” as art created using at least 75% reclaimed materials in innovative, multilayered, intricate and unusual ways.

We believe art fuels innovation and collaboration, which add to the culture of the community. By focusing on creating durable art from items destined for the landfill, we bring value back to the community. This event is a catalyst for social and intellectual enrichment by bringing the community together to create, experience, and discuss recycled art and to foster the cultural and personal connections among artists, environmental stewards, and the community.

What We've Achieved

  • 2017 was our first event, with a Juried Art Show of over 30 local artists showing approximately 80 pieces of art.

  • 2018 hosted at the Phinney Neighborhood Center

    • Juried Art Show consisted of 57 artists showing over 100 pieces of art.

    • Wearable Fashion Catwalk Show with 7 Designers and 21 Outfits

    • Outdoor Sculpture Garden

    • Art Cars, Interactive Booths, Fix-it Clinic, Donation Drive, and much more.

  • 2019 We moved to Georgetown to be part of the Georgetown Carnival / Art Attack

    • Fashion show will have approximately 26 “Looks”

    • Juried Art will have almost 80 Artists showing over 130 pieces of Artwork.

    • New this Year - Art Vending. Call for Vendors - “Wait list” is open!

    • Artists in Action - demonstrations by featured artists

    • Solo Art Showcases by featured artists:

      • Graham Schodda, Steve Barnard, Emily Wamsley, Eric Brown, Kathy Ross.

    • St Vincent de Paul Donation Drive

    • Outdoor Sculpture Area and Garden Art Area

    • Volunteer Signup Site is live - SIGN UP

      We Just Keep on Getting BIGGER!