OGDEN — Don’t throw out your excess junk too fast — you may be inspired to recycle it into a piece of art.
The Eccles Community Art Center is hosting a Recycled Art & Sidewalk Chalk Art Competition. The recycled art will be displayed 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays, beginning Monday, May 14. The event continues through May 26. The Chalk Art Festival will be held 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. May 19.
The competitions are open to Utah students age 14 through 21. Original works of art made from recycled or reusable materials will be accepted from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. today, May 11, and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 12, at the Eccles Community Art Center, 2580 Jefferson Ave. Students who wish to compete in the chalk art competition may register during the same hours, and should have a conceptual drawing of their proposed chalk art.
Students begin their chalk art creations at 9 a.m. May 19, and have to be finished around 3 p.m. for judging.
While the students are working on their masterpieces, art center visitors are invited to participate in workshops and an earth-friendly drum circle. The first Mad Science workshop, “The Dirt on Garbage,” starts at noon. The second, at 2 p.m., is titled “The Science of Chalk.” These workshops are for kids age 5 to 12, and cost $15 each. In between the science workshops, adults are invited to learn about digital photography and informal portraiture. The drum circle starts at 3:30 p.m., and participants will use recycled water bottles instead of traditional drums.
Awards, sponsored by local businesses or community organizations, will be announced during a reception held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. that evening.
For more information, call the art center at 801-392-6935.