Eco/Art Film Fest 2016 Themed “Water: Lifeblood of the Planet”

Hosted by Trash to Treasure (T2T) in collaboration with several local water protection groups, the festival has three main activities. Casey Eckels of T2T explains, “The arts are a path to the heart, so we have created activities that are creative, fun and educational to support the film fest.”

The public is invited to submit artwork expressing the importance of water and the necessity of protecting it for an art show called“WaterWorks”. Intake is May 14 and art will be on display until May 28.

If you prefer group art, consider the “All Hands on Deck” project, which will transform an historical Cuban refugee boat using “sea debris” as mosaic. The debris is litter collected over several months by volunteers in Florida Beach Sweep, Fort Lauderdale’s monthly beach clean-up. Led by artist SusieQ, master of using sea debris as art, this activity will be held eight Saturdays, beginning March 26.

Documentary films about critical water protection issues will be screened from May 26 to 28, with Saturday featuring films for kids, and by kids, from 10am until 2pm.

To get involved, call 888-828-8242, x 701. Info and registration, visit Trash2TreasureFL.org or 1350 E. Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale.

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