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ARTx3 Campus to host Delta Upcycling Challenge featuring student-made mini-sculptures and fashion show

Pine Bluff, Arkansas – The ARTx3 Campus is set to host the Delta Upcycling Challenge (D.U.C.), a unique event that highlights the creativity of students while emphasizing sustainability and environmental awareness. The showcase is scheduled for Saturday, April 13, from 1-3 p.m. at The Arts & Science Center, located at 701 S. Main St in Pine Bluff. This engaging event is open to the public free of charge.

Event Highlights and Competitions

The D.U.C. features two main competitions: the Upcycled Mini-Sculpture for high school students in grades 9-12 and the Upcycled Fashion Show for students enrolled in higher education institutions. The competitions draw participants from a wide region, including students from Arkansas, Ashley, Bradley, Chicot, Cleveland, Desha, Drew, Grant, Jefferson, Lee, Lincoln, Monroe, Phillips, and Prairie counties.

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The fashion show, set to begin at 2 p.m., promises to be a showcase of innovative designs that transform recycled materials into artistic fashion statements. Following the fashion show, trophies and monetary prizes will be awarded to the most creative and impactful entries at 2:45 p.m.

Purpose and Impact

The Delta Upcycling Challenge is more than just a competition; it’s a regional initiative designed to raise awareness about the human impact on the environment and explore effective ways to minimize this impact. Through artistic expression, the event encourages community collaboration and showcases how collective efforts can lead to a more sustainable and beautiful tomorrow.

For those interested in learning more about the D.U.C. or wishing to participate in future events, further details can be obtained by contacting J. Tyler Lewis at [email protected] or by calling 870-536-3375. Additional information is also available at artx3.org/delta-upcycle-challenge.

Ethan Sullivan



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