Recyclable Art in Tucson
The City of Tucson has a unique rhythm all its own. A large part of this personality comes out in its art. Keep reading to find out how the city managed to transform used scrap metal into beautiful works of art that decorate the buildings and the landscape of the Old Pueblo:
A Tucson Tradition
If you drive around the city, you will see plenty of examples of amazing metal art anywhere from the freeway underpasses to Arizona-themed stores. The Metal Arts Village, which is located in the Ft. Lowell Furniture and Arts District, has an unprecedented selection of stunning recyclable art exhibitions from some of Tucson’s best artists.
A Unique Contest
Thanks to the RUMBA Recycled Art Contest, kids across the city can get involved in taking average scrap metal and transforming it into something beautiful. This Re-Used Materials Becoming Art contest allows students from kindergarten all the way through 12th grade to enter with their versions of recycled art. You can either submit individual or group projects.
A Citywide Affair
Although elementary, middle school, and high school students are the only ones allowed to officially enter the contest, college students, groups from the community, and even professional artists can submit their work for the display. They will not be judged as part of the contest, but they can show the city what they can do with some recycled material like scrap metal. Thanks to Tucson Clean & Beautiful, the City of Tucson is bound to display more and more beautiful works of art created with recyclable materials like scrap metal.
Tucson Iron & Metal started out 25 years ago with just three employees, one truck, and one forklift. Today we are proud to employee 50 people and control an entire fleet of vehicles and to serve as one of the leading metal recycling companies in Tucson. We buy and sell scrap metal and offer some of the most competitive prices in the city. To learn more about our services, check us out online or call (520) 884-1554.