Pasco Upcycle and Art Festival Attracts Larger Crowd
New Port Richey Community embraces eco-friendly art event
Thousands of community members are embracing the concept of waste reduction. Attendance spiked once again at the annual Pasco Upcycle and Art Festival. About 5,000 people enjoyed the 3rd annual event on November 18, 2017 – up from 3,300 visitors last year.
“We have worked hard to keep an eco-friendly, grass roots vibe for the event,” said Kristen King, Keep Pasco Beautiful coordinator. “It’s wonderful to see so many environmentally-conscious people in one place.”
The festival was held in Downtown New Port Richey’s Sims Park for the second year. Families enjoyed strolling through the park talking with the 100 or so vendors who amazed festival-goers with their creativity – designing wall art pallets, driftwood frames, glass bottle clocks and dozens of other uniquely-upcycled items. A traditional art component was added to the festival this year, giving local painters an opportunity to showcase their talent, as well.
The Pasco Upcycle and Art Festival is a partnership between Keep Pasco Beautiful and Pasco County. The event, held in conjunction with American Recycles Day, aims to change behavior by teaching people to reuse items and reduce the amount of waste in our environment.
For more information about the Pasco Upcycle Festival and Keep Pasco Beautiful, click here: http://keeppascobeautiful.org.
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