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Sustainability Art Show
20+ San Diego artists display their artwork on repurposed vinyl tote bags

Friday, January 11, 2013 will be the first annual art show hosted by The 1:1 Movement, a local San Diego non-profit focused on sustainability-educational programs. The event will be at Co-Merge, collaborative workspace in downtown San Diego, from 6:30pm to 11pm. How does sustainability and art connect?

The 1:1 Movement promotes sustainable living through education, community activism, corporate support, and in this case, through art. Also known as “1:1”, part of their educational program includes giving each student they speak with his/her own reusable tote bag made completely of reclaimed vinyl material which would otherwise land up in the landfill. This vinyl material is collected from Moebius Digital Color, local vinyl sign printing company, and 1:1 employs local San Diegan seamstresses to make the bags. Many of the bags happen to be blank- an empty canvas waiting for artists to utilize the space.

Over 20 San Diegan artists have created art on repurposed bags. From oil to acrylic paint, spray bottles to Sharpies, even printed graphic imagery, there is a vast array of mini-masterpieces illustrated on these tote bags. Each bag is unique in make, model, and design. SEE ABOVE!

This Friday will be the first showing of what these artists have devised. A culmination of culture and conservation, Co-merge will be the place to be this Friday. In addition to fulfilling your color palette, Sea Rocket Bistro, Sessions Public, Karl Strauss, and Stone Brewing Co. will be present to complete your flavor palates.   Though it is a free event, space is limited and reservations can be made through EventBrite here.