Monday, September 22, 2014

Call for Artists: Trash 2 Art 2014 Intake November 1st at Arts Park in Young Circle

Call for Artists: Trash 2 Art 2014 to be held at Arts Park in Young Circle, Hollywood, Florida in the Visual Arts Pavilion November 5 – December 5, 2014

Here at Trash 2 Treasure Creative Reuse Center - Fort Lauderdale we are busy prepping for our annual art event -- Trash 2 Art.  

What started out as an idea to simply raise a bit of operating capital and have some fun growing awareness for our scrappy organization quickly grew into what is now considered the premier re-purposed art show in South Florida. 
This year we're taking our show to Arts Park in Young Circle, Hollywood, Florida in the Visual Arts Pavilion.  We'll be showcasing these innovative creations in conjunction with the monthly Downtown Hollywood ArtWalk on Saturday, November 15, 2014, from 6:30p – 9:30pm.

The complete exhibition will run from November 5 – December 5, 2014 at the facility at Arts Park in Young Circle, Hollywood, Florida in the Visual Arts Pavilion, Hollywood Boulevard at U.S. 1, Hollywood, Florida 33020. 
 For the fourth year, this will be a juried exhibition with cash prizes to the winners in professional, amateur, and student categories.

Intake for artists will be Saturday, November 1st, from 10am - 2pm.  Artists may register through this paypal link: 

Trash 2 Art Registration
We'll follow up with the paperwork once we receive your payment. 
Watch for updates on the specific festivities over on our Facebook page along with nearly 2000 supportive "fans" at .  
Do you have an idea you'd like to share to add some excitement to our event? Please contact us at 888-828-8242.
And, since no event like this is possible without community partners, we are actively seeking sponsors at this time. If you are a like-minded business owner or individual who wants to support this event and/or the other community services that Trash 2 Treasure provides, please contact us at 888-828-8242 or email us at  
As we receive confirmation from our partners, we'll be sharing their special message of support here and through our growing network of collaborators. 
And remember, all ages are welcome to participate as artists and all mediums are welcome. Our only requirement is that the materials used must be 75% recycled or re-purposed.
So, register above and mark your calendar for 11/1 Intake and 11/15 for the reception, and now go create!

Friday, September 19, 2014

More Volunteer Opportunities this Weekend 9/20/14

Thank you to all that volunteered last weekend to help with the move.  You made a huge difference.

We have more volunteer opportunities this weekend.

9 AM
We need volunteers at the old center (1100 NW 53 St, Fort Lauderdale) to help with the moving the last of our stuff and beginning the cleanup. 

12 PM
We need volunteers at our new location (1350 E Sunrise Blvd) to help with setup.

We hope to see you there.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Congratulatons to Shoppe 561 in WPB

Who is Shoppe 561?

It's a funky little store in West Palm Beach focusing on local artisans.  The following is a excerpt from their website, "Developing and building a sense of community among artisans and customers while leaving a lasting impression on visitors is my vision for Shoppe 561. In a world of mass production, I invite you to step into Shoppe 561 and be inspired by hand-crafted items rarely found in a typical store. Read artisan stories that reveal their passion to create. Artisans of all ages and stages of life throughout Florida will be featured in the shoppe with new items being added continually.

Recently, Palm Beach Illustrated has chosen Shoppe 561 in West Palm Beach as the Best Local Place to Shop.  For more info, click on the link.

We offer Shoppe 561 our best wishes and encourage you to drop by if you are anywhere near their location at 319 Belvedere Road in West Palm Beach  (Belvedere Road and Dixie Hwy).

Monday, September 8, 2014

Volunteers Needed for the Big Move

Ahoy Mateys,


for our Big Move day this Saturday, September 13.  We will start at 8 AM at our old location and move on to ArtServe (1350 E. Sunrise Blvd.) but you can show up anytime.  If you are coming after 10, call us (888-828-8242) to see which location to show up at.

Here is what we need:

Strong people to help move big things

    A great way to bend those biceps
    Young men who need volunteer hours are great

    Help us pack up the last of the treasures for our new home

    We have a vision for our new location
    Help us realize it


     Our moving company neighbors are providing a truck but we need other vehicles to transport       items that are fragile, don't fit , or miss the van.

Let us know what you can do and when you can do it.  Email or call 888-828-8242.

Can't make Saturday?  We'll be there Friday night starting the process. 

We'll have water, if you forget, but bring your own drinks.  Coolers with ice will be available.

Thanks for helping make us a success.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014


~Help Florida State Parks keep Florida's coasts clean by participating in the International Coastal Cleanup.

John U. Lloyd Beach State Park in Dania

Date: September 20, 9:00 AM - Noon

Join us on September 20th for the 29th Annual Coastal Cleanup. Sign-in and registration will take place at the boat ramp. When you arrive at the gate, advise that you are participating in the Coastal Cleanup and they will admit you free of charge. Once inside the park, the boat ramp is the first turn on the left. (Approx. 1 mile north of the entrance station)

Please be sure to bring a hat, sunscreen, gloves, and bottled water. A limited number of tee shirts will be given away and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Contact the park at (954) 924-3859 or the Broward County at (954) 519-1287 for information or an update if the weather should change.

Fees: Free park entry for volunteer participants.

Contact: (954) 924-3859(954) 924-3859

Directions: I-95 to Sheridan Street (Milepost Exit 21 - Old Exit 24), east to A1A, north 1.5 miles; or Florida Turnpike to Hollywood Blvd. (Exit 49), east to A1A, north 2.5 miles. Click here for additional directions and map of entry to park.

****For information on sites other than John U. Lloyd State Park, see

Monday, September 1, 2014

The Move Is On!!!

Update re:  Volunteer Needs

All hands on deck! We are entering the home stretch in getting ready for our new location. 2 LOCATIONS on Saturday, Sept 13th
•ArtServe, 1350 E. Sunrise Blvd, Ft. Lauderdale from 9 am - 5 pm•Current location from 7 am – 5 pm
Please email if you are interested in helping out. As far as other dates in September, please stay tuned to FaceBook and/or the blog for details about volunteering.

Special Sale and Freecycle

Thanks to all of you who helped make our THRIFT SALE fundraiser a success!

STILL AVAILABLE: Very nice gold sign display racks (like at hotel events, etc.) $10 each; heavy duty work table $20 , folding table $15, Zen of Scrap goodies. $1/lb. for vintage postcards, vinyl records, milk crates, other storage bins.

The rest is for FREECYCLE: including FABRIC galore and sewing notions, arts and crafts, paper craft, picture frames, including GIANT ones, office supplies, drink cozies, holiday decorations and ceramic figures, baskets and all kinds of interesting stuff.  For more info, call 954.655.9662.

FRIDAY, Sept 5~ 2-7 p.m.
SAT, Sept 6, ~ 9 a.m. -12 p.m.