The “Cans to Canvas” latex paint reuse workshop at the Santa Monica Festival today was AMAZING! We had a line of people waiting to paint that snaked around the booth, and we ran out of canvases at 2:30. We went through 500 canvases in 3-1/2 hours! There was a lot more interest than we expected, and the art that people created with the leftover house paint was beautiful.
Here are some pictures of the booth and the finished paintings. Thank you to the Santa Monica Office of Sustainability and the Environment for sponsoring the workshop, the Santa Monica Household Hazardous Waste Center for providing the paint and for cleanup, all of the staff and volunteers from Community Arts Resources who made it happen, and my friends for their support and for taking pictures! It was an incredible day.