Northwest Side Community Development Corporation
Press Release

Seeking 5,000 Plastic Bottle Caps for Youth Community Art Project

 

ArtWorks for Milwaukee and Northwest Side Community Development Corporation (NWSCDC) are collecting 5,000 plastic bottle caps for a youth-led art project at Green Tech Station (4101 N. 31st St), and we need your help!

Green Tech Station is a partnership of NWSCDC and the City of Milwaukee to transform a vacant brownfield site at 4101 N. 31st Street into a green infrastructure demonstration and environmental education destination. This summer, youth interns will create a bottle cap mosaic at Green Tech Station using plastic bottle caps and other types of hard plastic lids (e.g., peanut butter, mayonnaise, milk, soda, nuts, vitamins, etc.) that will be screwed onto wood panels and mounted on the fence.

Please drop off your clean plastic bottle caps and other hard plastic lids in a sealed bag or container at one of the following locations no later than June 1, 2021:

North Side:
Century City Tower/NWSCDC office  –  4201 N. 27th St
Use front entrance of building between 8am-6pm

Bay View:
Outpost Natural Foods Cooperative (Bay View)  –  2826 S. Kinnickinnic Ave
Drop off in the bin outside of the store

Third Ward:
Marshall Building/ArtWorks for Milwaukee office  –  207 E. Buffalo St, #600

Drop off in the bin on the 6th floor right outside of Material Studios

If you are willing to leave your name and contact information with your donated caps, we will be sure to invite you to the mosaic unveiling event at Green Tech Station later this summer!

If you have any questions, comments, or would like to coordinate other arrangements for dropping off your caps, please contact Sarah Bregant at 414-444-8200 x.8104 or via email at sarah.b@nwscdc.org.

Please note that we are not asking you to use more plastic bottles and containers than you already would be using – we’re just asking that you save your caps and lids for our exciting project. Thank you!

ArtWorks for Milwaukee is a 501(c)(3)nonprofit that combines workforce development with engagement in the arts for teens. Through paid arts internships, youth learn creativity, communication, collaboration, and other transferable job skills that prepare them for the workforce. This year, ArtWorks is proud to celebrate 20 years of supporting young people’s success in Milwaukee.

Northwest Side Community Development Corporation (NWSCDC) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit focused on community and economic development since 1983. NWSCDC collaborates with businesses and residents on Milwaukee’s North Side to build stronger neighborhoods, spur economic growth, improve quality of life, and encourage environmental improvements. NWSCDC began working with ArtWorks for Milwaukee in 2018 when youth interns created a series of murals at the MMSD North & East Stormwater Basins in Milwaukee’s 30th Street Corridor.

Outpost Natural Foods Cooperative has served the greater Milwaukee area since 1970, operating four locations in Metro Milwaukee. Co-owned by more than 22,900 individuals from Southeastern Wisconsin, Outpost employs nearly 360 people, is a union employer, and is a committed green power user, making the EPA Green Power Partnership Top 30 Retail list five consecutive years and counting.

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