Did you know that just about anything can be turned into a lamp? Thousands of people utilize the services of the Repair Clark County program each year, and this program has found a “light bulb worthy” solution to reuse that which can’t be saved. As it turns out, unrepairable items with vintage features, cool lines, and chrome detailing are especially fun to upcycle! And the volunteer fixers in the Repair Clark County program have been busy doing just that – creatively giving items new life as functional art pieces in preparation for the second annual ReLit, hosted by Columbia Springs.
This year’s event will include more lamps, more night-themed programming, and an extra week of lamp viewing. Functional art pieces will be featured in select Downtown Vancouver businesses from August 31st-September 11th. They will then return to Columbia Springs and be visible from September 13th-28th. Lamps will be available to bid on in a silent auction for the duration of the festival, allowing winning community members to bring home a one-of-a-kind, locally handmade lamp while supporting the nonprofit Columbia Springs.
ReLit 2022 will culminate on September 28th with Compositions and Kilowatts – a creatively lit concert in the woods featuring an evening of music from Ben Cosgrove backlit by upcycled lamps. A meet and greet after party will follow – tickets are on sale now for the concert and after party.
How can you join the fun? Visit www.columbiasprings.org/relit where you can purchase concert tickets and sign up to receive the ReLit lamp gallery walking tour map (and other updates). The walking tour is free, and makes a wonderful date night activity or family outing!