It is without question that much the "discarded" materials of our modern world or in some cases, from the recent past, can be turned into art or usable items. The #RAFClarkWA participants used a broad spectrum of recycled elements, from Metal, Glass, and Wood to Fabrics and Plastic.
Here are just a small sampling of what you see if you visit yourself:
This quirky metal fisherman is casting his line out, trying to snag a buyer to take them home!
This is quite the combination of Bicycle parts - mostly gears, and colorful glass!
I always love going to the beach and seeing the driftwood, and sometimes taking home unique pieces. This person has carried that interest into their art with some amazing results, such as this tall Driftwood Man, and the Heart next to it!
This year they had so many vendors (about 115 we were told) that 8th St was blocked between Columbia and Esther, next to the Heritage Place Condos.
Of course with a permanent Bandstand at the park, the appropriate filler is a real band with Live Music!
The Festival continues through to 6:00 pm on the 27th, and !0;00 to 4:00 pm on June 28th, 2015. They have several misting stations and fans but, you'll still want to bring lots of fresh water as the temperature may hit or exceed 100 degrees! (Revision 6/28 am - the weatherman is now predicting a high of 88 degrees with a chance of thunderstorms!)
The photos and narrative were prepared by Vancouver WA Real Estate Broker John Slocum, on June 27, 2015, all rights reserved.