Teams create scrap metal sculptures for ScrapFest

Published: Jul. 13, 2019 at 7:06 PM EDT
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The 11th Annual ScrapFest is taking over Old Town Lansing.

This is more than a festival, but is a scrap metal artwork competition.

Teams get one hour to pick up as much as 500 pounds of metal out of a local scrap-recycling plant.

They then create sculptures, which are juried and sold in old town Lansing in mid-July.

The festival also includes eco-art vendors, family activities, live music, and food trucks.

"The metal that is used for these sculptures would have been remelted and turned into new metal, like structural steel or something like that, but it's cool to see how it can also then be used to be turned into artwork, which takes its own path," said Mike Bass, Director of Scrapfest.

Ten percent of the proceeds from the sale of each sculpture in the competition and merchandise will go to the Small Talk Children's Advocacy Center.

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