Donate your plastic water bottles to this 30-ft artcycling project

The 30-ft sculpture will be made entirely of 20,000 empty plastic water bottles in Fort Worth.

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The massive sculpture will be built with help from New Jersey-based artist Willie Cole. | Photo by TCEF

Looking for a creative way to recycle your plastic water bottles? Arts Fort Worth and the Tarrant County Education Foundation (TCEF) are collecting 20,000 16-oz. water bottles to construct a 30-ft Giant Man Sculpture.

The organizations have teamed up with conservation artist Willie Cole to turn recycled trash into art. Called “artcycling,” the project aims to educate and maximize exposure to the impact of recycling.

The community is encouraged to drop off empty water bottles with caps to Arts Fort Worth at 1300 Gendy St. by Friday, Oct. 20.

Once enough supplies are donated, Fort Worth ISD students and art teachers will work alongside Cole to construct the Giant Water Bottle Sculpture.

The art piece will make its debut at W. E. Scott Theatre on March 1, 2024, and remain on display through March 31, 2024.

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