Carts for the Arts - Call to Artists
As you toss your used-up cannabis oil vape cartridge in the trash, you might wonder, can I recycle that instead? The short answer is no—and with the popularity of vape pens steadily rising, that’s a problem. Reports show that concentrate sales are expected to overtake flower sales by 2022, with a large majority of these oils being consumed through pre-loaded vape cartridges we see this being a large waste generator.

To highlight this issue we are Premiering at the upcoming UpcyclePop Holiday Market on Sunday, Dec 15 an exhibit called Carts for the Arts - designed to push forward a sustainable change in the industry and legislation. With so many different iterations of disposable vape pens flooding the market, environmentalists and concerned consumers are cringing about the inevitable flood of post-consumer waste these products are causing. The cannabis industry is growing, and its garbage problems are growing right along with it.

What is possible for the industry to move forward sustainably will be illuminated here. Seeking highly creative installation artists to create art installations or inventions that will be paired with numerous informational displays. Manufactures, legislators, lobbyists and city officials will be in attendance. We have a guaranteed purchaser who is looking to purchase art (with a few thousand to spend) for their upcoming convention booths and lobby of their offices. Art installations or inventions can be priced to sell during the event. Also, should the show be a success, we plan to turn Carts for the Arts into a roadshow, that artists are paid per roadshow appearance.

The Gallery has limited space, please sign up if you are interested in submitting an art piece and a team member from Carts for the Arts will reach out to you to coordinate your source materials and give additional details on the project. We have access to hundreds of thousands of manufactured cartridge defects so they have no oil residue, but the battery still lights up and works. Due to current state laws, we can not use ones that have any residue oil.

Fill out this form and we will be in touch to coordinate materials for you to begin playing and creating. NO PROPOSAL NEEDED BUT FINAL ART PIECES ARE DUE ON SUNDAY- December 7th at the Atrium - 7300 Folsom Blvd.

We plan on getting some media attention on this if you do not wish to participate in any pre-event press write that here in your submission form. Thank you for participating and helping us start a movement to make this industry a sustainable one.

Email address *
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Phone Number *
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What is your instagram handle or website? *
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What is your expertise and what would you like to make out of these cartridges? *
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Would you be interested in participating in public relations (Press Coverage) in regards to your project for this show, including showing process *
Are you signed up with UpcyclePop? (This is our Artist Database) -We highly recommend it to stay in the loop of upcoming markets, creative commission opportunities, grants, and Sacramento Creative Economy advocacy efforts. --- upcyclepop.com/apply -- *
Some examples of what they look like. Ones that have a battery will light up if some air is pushed through one side.
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