Friends of the Parks

Portage Michigan

2018 Recycled Art in the Park - Saturday, October 6-13, 2018

  • Ariana Castillo, Elle Munn, and Kathryn Blair - "Robottles"
    Ariana Castillo, Elle Munn, and Kathryn Blair - "Robottles"
  • Art Class Coop– Cianna, Alura, Keely, and Driscoll - "Portage a Natural Place to Live"
    Art Class Coop– Cianna, Alura, Keely, and Driscoll - "Portage a Natural Place to Live"
  • PNMS 7th & 8th Grade Art Class - "Ocean Life: Beauty is Unity In Variety"
    PNMS 7th & 8th Grade Art Class - "Ocean Life: Beauty is Unity In Variety"
  • Brian Brook - "Gone Fishin"
    Brian Brook - "Gone Fishin"
  • Nancy Kotarski, The Fountains - "Morning After The Night Before"
    Nancy Kotarski, The Fountains - "Morning After The Night Before"
  • Margaret Russell - "Garden Hose Art"
    Margaret Russell - "Garden Hose Art"
  • Ben Whitney - "What Lies Beneath"
    Ben Whitney - "What Lies Beneath"
  • Kalamazoo Country Day School - "Magazine Bowls"
    Kalamazoo Country Day School - "Magazine Bowls"
  • Erin Schauer and Kids - "Love"
    Erin Schauer and Kids - "Love"
  • Carolyn Fink - "Birdbath Duo"
    Carolyn Fink - "Birdbath Duo"
  • Kalamazoo Central High School - "Waste Of Color"
    Kalamazoo Central High School - "Waste Of Color"
  • Raven Wynd - "A Study Of Form In An Ever More Chaotic World"
    Raven Wynd - "A Study Of Form In An Ever More Chaotic World"
  • Mari-Clare Wolz - "The Power of Reading"
    Mari-Clare Wolz - "The Power of Reading"
Ariana Castillo, Elle Munn, and Kathryn Blair - "Robottles"
Ariana Castillo, Elle Munn, and Kathryn Blair - "Robottles"

To promote recycling in the City of Portage and Kalamazoo County, the sixth annual recycled art event will be held using recycled materials that will be displayed in Celery Flats for one week. This is not a juried art show but a venue for artists to express their creativity and create public awareness on recycling. Public voting and judging will be conducted with prizes awarded the day of the event, with public choice for the community art one week later. All artwork will be displayed outside at Celery Flats for public viewing (except for the recycled fashion show creations).

2018 Winners!

Community Art Award:

1st- Raven Wynd “A Study Of Form In An Ever More Chaotic World”

2nd- Portage North Middle School “Ocean Life: Beauty Is Unity In Variety”

3rd- Brian Brook “Gone Fishin”


Youth Group Award:

1st- Portage North Middle School “Ocean Life: Beauty Is Unity In Variety”

2nd- Art Class Coop- “A Natural Place To Move”

3rd- Kalamazoo Country Day School “Magazine Bowls”