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posted: 6/6/2013 5:43 PM

Arlington Heights seeking 'trashy' art for Frontier Days

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One man's trash may be another man's art in Arlington Heights this summer.

The village's arts commission is hosting the 7th annual "Decorated Object Art Competition" to showcase the work of artists of all ages at the annual Frontier Days Festival.

This year's object is a wastebasket, which may be decorated or created by a group or individual. Village officials said they chose wastebaskets this year to express the importance of recycling.

Participants should bring their wastebasket to Recreation Park on Sunday, July 7 between 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Application forms will be available at the park on the day of the competition.

Criteria for selecting the winners includes: artistic impression, originality, quality and aesthetic appeal. The winners for each category will receive a prize.

For more information contact Derek Mach, Arts Commission Liaison, at 847.368.5232 or email him at

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