Friday, February 10, 2012


Event Dates/times: Friday April 13 and Saturday April 14, 2012- 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Sunday April 15, 2012 – 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Place: SAHBA Home Show at the Tucson Convention Center
260 S. Church Ave., Tucson, AZ  85701
Registration ends: Friday, March 30, 2012

As part of its recycling education efforts serving the Tucson-Pima County metropolitan area, Tucson Clean & Beautiful invites students in grades K-12 as well as adults who are professional or aspiring recycled artists, to participate in the RUMBA (Re-Used Materials Becoming Art) showcase and competition to be held at the 2012 SAHBA Spring Home & Patio Show.

RUMBA creations must be three-dimensional and no larger than 2’x3’ to fit on tables, or larger pieces that can be freestanding. Any previously-used materials can be used to make recycled art for RUMBA. Scraps of plastic, paper, wood, metal, old toys and parts of broken things are the foundation for this type of art. Individuals of all ages and artistic abilities, school classrooms/clubs, and organizations are invited to enter recycled art for display. K-12 student entries will be selected to receive special prizes and certificates that will be awarded following the event. All entries by adults or youth will receive a certificate of participation. Professional quality entries by adults are for display only (no sales in the RUMBA display area; though business cards are permitted).

The SAHBA Home Show has graciously sponsored booth space for this competition for the past three years. Call (520) 791-5000, email or visit to obtain a RUMBA registration form. RUMBA entries may be delivered to the Tucson Convention Center, Tucson Clean & Beautiful information and art display booth on Thursday, April 12, 2012 between 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. and will be on display for three days from Friday April 13 to Sunday April 15, 2012. Entries must be picked up at closing time on Sunday, April 15, 2012.

Tucson Clean & Beautiful is a nonprofit organization incorporated in 1985 as the flagship for community based environmental volunteer efforts in the Tucson metro area. Programs include recycling and waste reduction, land stewardship and beautification, urban forestry, and landscape skills training for at-risk youth. Visit or call (520) 791-3109 for more information.