Recycled art show to return to Mattapoisett Library

Aug 14, 2023

MATTAPOISETT — The Mattapoisett Sustainability Partnership will host the second annual RE-Art Recycled Art Show from Aug. 29 through Sept. 2 at the Mattapoisett Library community room. 

Last year, artists contributed works of collage from recycled paper, sculpture from found objects, paintings that featured bottle caps among other works. The intention of this show is to bring attention to the amount of waste that can be found in the environment as well as creative ways to repurpose that waste.

Artists can still sign up until Aug. 22 to be part of this show. For more information, email library director Jennifer Jones at

The gallery will be open during the library’s operating hours. A reception will be held on Saturday, Sept 2 at 2 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.

On Saturday, Aug. 26 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., as the gallery is set up, members of the Mattapoisett Sustainability Partnership will host a workshop on creating cards from upcycled fabric and other notions.

Come in to sew a card and learn how to upcycle scrap fabric into art. No registration is necessary. Experience with a sewing machine is helpful but not required. Adults must be present to assist children.

Contact the library at (508) 758-4171 with any questions or email to to get more information.