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Upcycle Fest

June 29 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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The Community Makerspace is thrilled to announce the inaugural Upcycle Fest. Join us on June 29th from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 751 W. Union Street, Athens, Ohio, for a celebration and exploration of all things secondhand, reclaimed, and upcycled!  This event is FREE for the community to attend.

Upcycle Fest will feature a diverse range of activities and attractions, including:

  • Art Vendors: Explore a variety of wares from local artists, all focusing on reimagining and upcycling materials for a second chance.
  • Upcycled Art Show: Local creators & artists will submit their artwork by June 10th along with a $10 entry fee. The works of art will be on display at the Community Makerspace the week prior to and during Upcycle Fest.  Two winners will be determined by voting – one vote will be tallied on social media, and the other will be determined in person during Upcycle Fest – cash prizes will be awarded!
  • Thrifted Fashion Show: Create the best outfit you can! The timer starts at 1 p.m. Entrants will have 15 minutes in the thrift store and 45 minutes to alter and improve their finds before showcasing their outfits in a fashion show. There is a $5 entry fee, and first place will receive a cash prize!  ALL community members are encouraged to join in the fun!
  • Tie Dye with Reclaimed Iron Pigment: Upcycle an item using iron pigment reclaimed from waterways affected by abandoned mineshafts, and learn about the efforts being made to treat impacted areas.
  • Live Music!
  • Refreshments and Water Refill Stations available on-site


June 29
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Rural Action
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751 W Union St, Athens, OH 45701-9410
751 W Union St.
Athens, Ohio 45701 United States
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