SACRAMENTO COUNTY (CBS13) – With Election Day behind us, tens of thousands of political yard signs in Sacramento County are now obsolete.
Most of them are not recyclable, so a coalition of groups is collecting them – and making them available to artists who can use them to create art.READ MORE: Chase Ends In Deputy-Involved Shooting Near Modesto, 2 People Taken To Hospital
“Some artists want to take it and turn it into planters. Another one wants to turn it into a new type of canvas,” said Shira Lane, of The Atrium 916, “Others want to create kind messaging to make America kind again and bring us together again.”READ MORE: Woman Dies After Fire At UC Davis’ Solano Park Housing Complex
The Politics To Art event aims to keep the signs from ending up in landfills.MORE NEWS: Suspect Arrested After Hours-Long Standoff In Carmichael Following Chase, Domestic Situation
Organizers said anyone who can put the signs to good use is welcome to take them – including crafters, hobbyists, art teachers and students.