By Richie Ramos

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.

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“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.”

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The Politics To Art event aims to keep the signs from ending up in landfills.

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Organizers said anyone who can put the signs to good use is welcome to take them – including crafters, hobbyists, art teachers and students.