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1:47 PM Wed, Sept. 19th

From trash to treasure: Prescott Creeks seeks creative people to turn junk into art

Courtesy photos<br>
Rick Hartner’s “Bird” and Edie Dillon's "Windflower" were crafted from trash found in Prescott's creeks.

Courtesy photos<br> Rick Hartner’s “Bird” and Edie Dillon's "Windflower" were crafted from trash found in Prescott's creeks.

Prescott Creeks is looking for artists and other creative folks to turn creek trash into art.

As part of an effort to bring awareness to the amount and types of trash pulled out of Prescott creeks and lakes during the annual Granite Creek Cleanup in April - and to keep some of that trash out of the waste stream - Prescott Creeks wants to see the trash "upcycled" into art.

Prescott Creeks will sponsor a recycled art show and auction titled "One Man's Treasure" from 4-7 p.m. Sept. 18 at the Granite Dells Resort, a beautiful historic location in the Granite Dells along Granite Creek.

Artists are invited to submit art for the show and auction to Prescott Creeks by Aug. 1.

Each artist may submit as many as five pieces. The first piece is a donation and must have a significant portion of creek trash incorporated in the artwork. The additional four pieces will have the proceeds split, with 80 percent to the artist and 20 percent to Prescott Creeks. These pieces may be more representative of the artist's normal work.

All submitted art will be juried by local artists. For more details on how to participate, contact Ann-Marie at Prescott Creeks at 445-5669 or AMBenz@PrescottCreeks.org.

More information on Prescott Creeks, the Granite Creek Cleanup, and the upcycled art show and auction is online at PrescottCreeks.org.

Prescott Creeks is a nonprofit organization with the mission to promote, protect and celebrate the ecological integrity of riparian systems and associated wetlands in the central Arizona watersheds through conservation, restoration and education.