MECCA Holding Trash Art Contest for Kids

MECCA PICTUREEUGENE, Ore. — A nonprofit in Eugene is challenging kids to turn trash into art.

The Materials Exchange Center for the Community Arts (MECCA) says it’s free, easy and fun.

MECCA has all donated and reused art material, and any kid who signs up for the challenge will get $5 to buy supplies from the store on Fourth Avenue and Willamette Street.

Organizers say they want kids to be aware of the importance of reducing and reusing, and this is a fun way to do it.

“We like to encourage kids to think about the environment and reducing the materials that they get because kids get a lot of toys with a lot of packaging and there’s a lot of trash with that. We’ll see how they can make art out of it,” said Maiya Becker, MECCA Board President.

Artwork needs to be submitted by July 15 for the art show on July 19. Click here for more information.

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