Welcome to the Old Town Scrapfest!
Up to 10,000 lbs of metal. Up to 20 teams. 2 weeks. 1 scrap facility. Yeah, it’s intense.
Teams have an hour to collect up to 500 pounds of scrap from Friedland Industries’ scrap facility on Saturday, June 1. During the next two weeks teams must execute their masterpiece. The unique sculptures, made entirely of scrap metal material, will be put on display at Festival of the Moon on Friday, and auctioned off at Festival of the Sun on Saturday. This unique event is not only Old Town’s coolest art events, it is one of Lansing’s greenest.
We also began to incorporate Artisan Booths into Scrapfest. Anyone can apply for an Artisan Booth HERE and the Scrapfest committee will contact you once a decision has been made.
40% of the proceeds from the Scrapfest competition auction goes to the artists, and another portion will be donated to the Old Town Commercial Association (OTCA) to further their mission of community and economic development in Lansing’s historic and artistic Old Town. For more information on Scrapfest, please call the OTCA office at 517.485.4283.
Scrapfest 2013 Winners!!!
At this time, we’d like to announce the teams who won first, second, and third place as well as the winner of the People’s Choice Award.
Third Place went to team Iron on the Move’s The Garden Gate. This team is composed of Robert and Lori Welton from Dewitt, Michigan. Robert successfully captured a quality of realism, movement and whimsy without the burden of too much detail in his piece.
Second Place went to Artistic Design Services with their piece The Retro Rocket. This team was made up of the Sandstedt family from Dewitt, Michigan. Every year, this team brings something new and exciting to the scrap metal scene, and we can’t wait to see what they do next year!
Finally, the winner of both First Place and the People’s Choice Award goes to Team Hamerd. This was the first appearance from Team Hamerd and much excitement was generated about their piece, The Old Iron Tree. The two members of this team, Ian Markiw and Ivan Iler, are from St. Johns, Michigan. They integrated mobility to each piece of their sculpture. We hope this is the first of many scrap metal sculptures produced by this team.
Scrapfest 2014 Collection Day
Scrap About Town
For Scrapfest 2013, we decided to showcase a few of the sculptures around Lansing on a flatbed trailer the week prior to the exhibit and auction. We are still deciding whether we can do this again for Scrapfest 2014. Please check back periodically, as we will update this section once a decision has been made.
Exhibit & Auction
The exhibit & auction information for Scrapfest 2014 is TBA.