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Dave Wallis, Published February 05 2011

Reuse it, peruse it: Area artists use recycled items for their creations

Local artists were given a challenge to see what they could create with somebody else’s junk.

Or, more accurately, someone else’s used materials.

After a shopping trip to gather items for their projects at the Lake Agassiz Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Moorhead, the artists employed the used materials to create art from recycled items.

The results are up for a viewing and silent auction tonight at the Spirit Room in downtown Fargo.

“Home is where the art is” features 24 pieces made by 21 artists and serves as a fundraising event for Lake Agassiz Habitat for Humanity. It also celebrates the fifth anniversary of the Moorhead ReStore.

“This is a great event that highlights the partnership between the ReStore and the Habitat for Humanity,” says Hailey Adkisson of the organization. This is the first time they’ve tried an event like this.

“We feel there’s lots of talent in the community,” says Shirley Dykshoorn, executive director of Lake Agassiz Habitat for Humanity. “We’re the only thrift store in the area that takes construction materials, cabinets, windows and doors. It’s a novel approach to getting people into the store.”

And a novel way to create some interesting art.

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