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Local residents are now being asked to embrace their artistic side and be a part of the 2016 Portneuf Valley Environmental Fair.
The fair is seeking submissions for several of its art contests that will be held at this year’s event. Entries will be taken for three different groups, recycled sculptures where artists can create a sculpture made from local sourced recycled materials; aspiring poets can submit a 40-word illustrated poem for the poetry contest; and local fashionista’s can design and model a clothing item or accessory made out of recycled items.
“One of my favorite parts of the Environmental Fair is seeing the creativity of Pocatello residents on display at the recycled sculpture contest and fashion show,” said Hannah Sanger, Science and Environment Division Manager for the City of Pocatello. “We’ll be awarding cash and prizes to the top entries in each division so maybe yours will be the one ending up on top.”
The poetry contest is open to students Kindergarten through 12th grade and the theme is “The Great Outdoors – Your Indoor Ecosystem.” Entries are due at Pocatello City Hall April 6. The recycled sculptures division is open to those from 4th grade through adult and entries must be dropped off at Caldwell Park between 9:30 and 10 a.m. Saturday, April 16. The fashion show is open to 4th grade through adult and will be held at noon, April 16 at the park. No preregistration is required and those who would like to participate are asked to be at the park at noon the day of the event.
Entry forms and more information on the Portneuf Valley Environmental Fair can be found at envirofair.org. Last year, officials estimate more than 5,000 people stopped by and learned about the small steps we all can take to improve our local environment at home, work, and school.
The 2016 Portneuf Valley Environmental Fair will be held Saturday, April 16 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Pocatello’s Caldwell Park at the corner of East Center Street and South 7th Avenue. The event is free and open to the public.