The Arts Council of Lake Oswego is teaming up with SCRAP PDX for Drink & Draw - Reused Art Project on Thursday, January 23, 2020, from 6 to 8 p.m. at their special event location – 41 B Avenue, Lake Oswego. Recycling and reusing have become an essential action to protect the environment, and art and creative reuse go hand-in-hand. This sustainable and relevant art form highlights the degradation of the planet in creative and positive ways. This kind of artistic expression is not new and can be compared with movements from other times, for example, the collages made by Pablo Picasso or George Braque with old newspapers or magazines at the beginning of the 20th century. Artists have reused tools and materials found around them for centuries, making trash into treasures. Participants will be taken through a brief history of recycled versus reused art from instructor/artist, Sarah Dooley a SCRAP PDX teacher. Sarah has a vast background in instructing reused art classes and creating pieces herself. She has been inspired by the beauty of the natural world and works with various mediums. Each attendee will have the opportunity to make a personal shrine that consists of reused materials, collage techniques, and personal interpretations, while giving new meaning to materials that once had a different use. All materials will be supplied by SCRAP PDX. In addition to the projects, attendees will be treated to wonderful bites to eat, drinks, and scrumptious desserts from ACLO. Tickets are $60 each and are available through the Arts Council’s website http://artscouncillo.org/ or by calling 503-675-3738. The event will be held at the Arts Council special event location – 41 B Avenue, Lake Oswego.