Treecycle, now in its fourth year, is a collaborative, hands-on, community arts project that will be held on Sat., May 4 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Stanley-Deming Park in Warwick, as part of Earth Fest.
The event consists of an exhibition of tree sculptures and art installations made by Orange County artists and youth groups from upcycled household waste. Area students have been creating a miniature cardboard city, patchwork picnic blankets from scrap fabric, and their own plastic straw and e-waste (electronic) trees.
Earth Fest will feature a circle of local artisans demonstrating creative repurposing, a build and play zone engaging kids to “Think Outside the Box,” a bike check-up clinic, Sustainable Community information tables, environmentally friendly market vendors, and food stalls. A line-up of live music and dance performances culminates in a free show from Arm-Of-The-Sea Puppet Theater at 3 p.m., sponsored by the Albert Wisner Public Library, the Town of Warwick, and Sustainable Warwick.
Treecycle is funded in part by the Orange County Arts Council Community Arts Grant, and the County of Orange and Orange County Tourism.