Club kids turn waste into art for Artown opening


To help kick off the 16th annual Artown Festival today, the Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows, with help from Waste Management, constructed a replica of Mt. Rushmore out of recyclable materials.

The project was constructed by students in the Club’s ceramics summer camp, led by Art Director Kristin Steedman. The students used plastic jugs, paint and hot glue to bring the patriotic sculpture to life. It will be displayed during the Artown opening at Wingfield Park in downtown Reno.

As a key sponsor in this year’s Artown Festival, Waste Management aims to educate the Truckee Meadows community on the benefits of recycling and environmental responsibility. During the month of Artown, Waste Management hosts a kids play station featuring both Club-constructed replicas as well as an information center highlighting single-stream recycling programs (SSRP), both in Wingfield Park. Each Monday and Wednesday evening, families can visit the play station to learn more about how implementing an SSRP in the Truckee Meadows could increase its recycling capabilities by nearly double.

To lean more about the Club’s summer camp offerings, click HERE.


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