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Sustainable Rutland seeks artists for Trash 2 Art 2012

Sustainable Rutland is seeking creative artists of all ages and skill levels to participate in its fourth-annual Trash 2 Art Contest & Exhibit on Oct. 6. Deadline for entries is Sept. 28, 2012. The event, which draws hundreds, will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in downtown Rutland during Harvest Fest - a day that includes Art in the Park, the farmers' market, and carriage rides down Center Street.

Artists who sign up will also be given a time-limited pass to the Rutland Transfer Station where they will have access to a wide variety of discarded materials for their project.

Learning to reduce, reuse, and recycle is an important part of everyone's life and an essential component of a healthy environment. This project encourages everyone - no matter your experience or lack of experience with art - to turn trash into art and have fun doing it.

Prizes will be awarded in adult and youth categories and include a "Best In Show" adult prize of $300 as well as a "People's Choice" prize of $250. Winners will be selected by a panel of community members and artists.

New this year: submit a freestanding, playable hole for a miniature golf course.

The entry fee is $10 for adults; $5 for college students; children under 18 are free. To learn more visit For more information, email