MANZANITA — Get out your cool junk – it’s time to make trash art. The Trash Art Show is all about working with that irresistibly interesting stuff you’ve been collecting, just waiting to create something.

All the rules are made to be broken when creating trash art. From breaking dishes into shards and reforming them into beautiful mosaics to using broken lawn mower parts to make a kinetic sculpture – everything is fair game.

The 14th annual Trash Art Show is a unique local tradition and creative fundraiser. This year’s show will benefit CARTM and Hoffman Center.

Two dates and times have been scheduled to deliver Trash Art for the show: 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, June 29, and 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 30. No late entries will be accepted.

Artists may submit up to three pieces of work for the show, which this year will be held at the Hoffman Center at 594 Laneda Ave. There is no entry fee and the only stipulation is that all artwork must be made with recycled, repurposed or reused materials and must fit through a standard size door. The work must also be for sale, with the split being 50 percent to the artist and 50 percent donated to CARTM and Hoffman Center.

Each submitted piece must have a title and be ready with appropriate hardware for hanging or display.

And as a special treat for local fans of trash art, 100 people will be the first to view and have an opportunity to purchase art at the Trash Art Show. The show includes a ticketed pre-opening to the show from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, July 5. The show opens to the public Friday, July 6.

Tickets are on sale now for the pre-opening event. The $25 admission includes entry to the show, first choice of art and an array of tasty savories, sweets, wine, beer and nonalcoholic beverages and surprises.

Tickets may be purchased from CARTM and Hoffman Center board members as well as at the cashier at CARTM, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays. Only 100 tickets will be sold.

The collaboration between the two organizations was formed to keep the Trash Art show going and to help support the two nonprofits as a fundraising activity.

For more information, contact Lorraine Ortiz at (503) 368-7160 or

CARTM ( and Hoffman Center ( are both 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations and are both registered partners with the Oregon Cultural Trust.


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