Old Town Lansing Brings The Scrap Back


Ten thousand pounds of scrap metal, 20 teams, two weeks and one intense competition. That defines the Old Town Lansing Scrapfest. Artists interested in participating in the fifth annual Old Town Scrapfest, a competition in which teams of artists, welders and creative community members use recycled scrap materials from Friedland Industries in Old Town to create new works of art, can now complete an application and return it before Friday, May 10.

Old Town is an advocate of green solutions, and Scrapfest aims to provide participants with a creative way to use old materials and resources. On June 1, up to 20 teams will be given one hour to collect 500 pounds of scrap metal at Friedland Industries.

Teams then have two weeks to reuse, repurpose and redesign their materials into a unique sculpture that will be displayed during Old Town's popular Festival of the Moon & Festival of the Sun, which attracted more than 4,000 visitors to Old Town last year. While on display, the pieces will be judged by accomplished artists and community members and later auctioned off during the festival.

Not only is Old Town Scrapfest a fundraiser supporting public art projects in the historic Old Town district, but a portion of the proceeds from the auction also will go back to the artists.

Applications are available at http://www.oldtownscrapfest.com. Competition rules and guidelines also can be found online. Completed applications can be sent to the Old Town Commercial Association at 1232 Turner St., Lansing, MI, 48906, or emailed to oldtown@oldtownmainstreet.org.


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