FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE :
Monday, Oct 17, 2016
City of Little Rock Public Relations
Office (501) 371-4421
Media ReleasesContact(s): Rickie Smith, Keep Little Rock Beautiful, 501.590.4564 Tim Heiple, Keep Little Rock Beautiful, 501.707.0115
RecyclART Encourages Sustainability Through Sculpture
WHAT: RecyclART, a fundraiser for the Keep Little Rock Beautiful school recycling grant program. Guests will select a winning sculpture from the entries in the contest, which required recycled materials as part of the art
WHO: Presented by Goodwill Industries and Keep Little Rock Beautiful
WHERE: MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History
503 E. 9th St.
Little Rock, AR 72202
WHEN: 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Oct. 17, 2016) – Keep Little Rock Beautiful (KLRB) and Goodwill Industries of Arkansas invite artists and guests to participate at the second annual RecyclART fundraiser Thursday, Nov. 17, at the MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History in Little Rock. The event features participating artists’ sculptures made partially from recycled materials donated by Goodwill Industries.
Proceeds from the event to celebrate #AmericaRecyclesDay will benefit the KLRB school recycling grant program.
Artists are asked to submit sculptures for a contest, but with a catch: Part of the materials they incorporate into their work must be recycled. Goodwill Industries provides participating artists with a voucher for those materials, which could wind up being any found object an artist could imagine as part of the piece.
To participate, artists should contact KLRB board member, Tim Heiple, at Tim@hwarch.com or visit www.KLRB.org for more information.
Guests at the November 17 event will vote on their favorite sculpture, with the winning artist receiving a $500 prize.
RecyclART will offer guests refreshments, including drinks provided by Stone’s Throw Brewing.
Tickets are $10 and are available through Keep Little Rock Beautiful board members or at the door.
RecyclART is nationally registered event to celebrate America Recycles Day, which occurs on November 15, 2016. RecyclART is designed to raise awareness about and funds for Keep Little Rock Beautiful’s activities and initiatives that occur throughout the year, including the Annual Citywide Cleanup, Adopt-A-Street, median and roundabout beautification, Little Rock’s Hanging Flower Basket program, Drain Smart and other waterway litter prevention programs, and cigarette litter prevention. Specifically, funds raised at RecyclART will benefit KLRB’s school recycling grant programs, which are used to inform, encourage and support school recycling programs in Little Rock’s elementary schools.
About Keep Little Rock Beautiful
KLRB is a nonprofit, volunteer-based community organization dedicated to litter prevention, recycling and waste reduction, and beautification and community improvement. KLRB is a certified state affiliate of Keep America Beautiful Inc., the nation’s largest community-improvement organization that, for more than 50 years, has engaged individuals to take greater responsibility for improving their community environments.