6th Annual Upcycling Design Challenge

March 27

Turn Trash Into Treasure!

Thank you to all the wonderful artists who participated in this year’s Upcycling Design Challenge! Congratulations to the winners:

  • Best In Show – Robert Maitland (Dragon Piece)
  • Most Practical – Jelena Nicolato (Coffee Table)
  • Best Youth – Justin Pilon (Hot Rod Sculpture)
  • Best Challenge Material – Shirley Sawatsky (Little White Library)
  • People’s Choice Award – Wayne Wishart (Minature Tractor)

Check out this year’s entries below:

There’s over $1,300+ in prizes to be won!

The 2018 challenge is now on and we are once again partnering with The Township of Langley and The Langley Arts Council on this wonderful, sustainable art event! Upcycling involves taking waste material that would otherwise end up in our landfills and turning it into something valuable. Couch cushions transformed into a cozy sweater? An old bicycle tire becomes a funky clock? The options are only limited by your own creativity! Take the challenge and create something amazing. Entry deadline is Saturday, April 14th. Entries must be received at the Willowbrook Shopping Centre on Friday April 13, 2:00-6:00pm or Saturday April 14, 2:00-6:00pm in unit 501 beside Urban Planet (by the Starbucks entrance).

For more information about entering and art piece, please visit The Township Of Langley Upcycling Design Challenge.

Upcycled Art Exhibit Viewing: April 18th to April 29th.

All art pieces will be on display at Willowbrook Shopping Center from April 18th to 29th. Don’t forget to vote for The People’s Choice Award and you will be entered to win a $100 Willowbrook Shopping Centre Gift Card! Click Here for contest rules and regulations.

Upcycling Awards Reception: April 26th 6:00 – 8:00 pm.

Join us April 26th at Willowbrook Shopping Centre for the Upcycling Design Challenge reception and awards presentation. Awards include:

  • People’s Choice Award ($500 Willowbrook Gift Card)
  • Best In Show ($300)
  • Best Use of Challenge Material ($200)
  • Most Practical ($150)
  • Best Youth (ages 10-17): $150

See last year’s entries below:



Kaylesha Penner Willowbrook Blogger

“There’s no magic in magic, it’s all in the details”….when there are details involved Kaylesha’s sure to check it off the list! She loves the little things in life, like that perfect necklace that finishes an outfit, that subtle but powerful brow highlight or that little Kate Spade bow on the back of her jacket. When she’s not running around Willowbrook checking out the latest and greatest trends you can find Kaylesha at EVERY concert ever! Seriously, I don’t think this lady misses a show… from Jerry Seinfeld to Paul Simon and everything in between; if there’s a hot ticket in town, you’re sure to find it in Kaylesha’s Ted Baker purse!

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