Second Nature: A Mystery Box Challenge

The RE Store, in partnership with Allied Arts of Whatcom County, presents Second Nature: A Mystery Box Challenge, a friendly competition for local artists this April. As a part of Allied Arts’ 2017 Recycled Arts Resource Expo (RARE), participants will have access to a box of pre-selected random reclaimed materials from The RE Store to use in creating an art piece to be entered into a juried contest.

Inspired by the popular TV show Chopped, participants of the mystery box challenge will receive a box of mixed materials and then have two weeks to create an art piece that draws inspiration for the animals, plants and landscapes of the natural world. All items in the mystery box, including glass, ceramic, wood, metal and plastic pieces are reclaimed and recycled materials curated from The RE Store.

Completed pieces will be displayed at Wandering Oaks Fine Arts Gallery in downtown Bellingham through the month of April.

There will be a cap of 15 participants and registration is first come, first served, so early registration is encouraged. Visit The RE Store website for an application or email for more information. For more information on RARE, visit the allied arts website.