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Artists Transform Trash Into Treasure For Parade Through Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – A parade of recycled art begins at 6pm Saturday visitors are encouraged to participate.

One man’s art is another man’s junk, and that is surely the case at a vacant lot at Broad and Pine, where everything from boats to statues, to chairs, to clothing, to a six-foot articulated fish made up of blinds and mats, will be turned into floats and paraded from Broad and Pine to Clark Park on Saturday.

Ian Paige is a member of the Miss Rockaway Armada, he calls it a spectacle of curiosity.

“It’s the simple recognition that a curious mind is a really healthy place to exist in the world. And when you’re not curious, it’s really easy to be manipulated.”

People are encouraged to take their bikes, dress in costumes and participate. There’s another parade September 10th through Kensington. Then all of the art will be exhibited beginning September 26th at the Art Alliance, which invited the Brooklyn based Armada to Philadelphia.

Reported by Karin Phillips, KYW Newsradio

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  • Hater

    There sure is an awful lot of “treasure” in this city.

  • Philadelphia Art Alliance

    For clarification, Please note:

    1. The parade begins at 5:00 PM on Saturday at the Miss Rockaway Build Site at 313 South Broad Street. Anyone is welcome to bring their bicycle to participate in the parade.

    2. The Miss Rockaway Armada exhibition, Let Me Tell You About A Dream I Had, at the Philadelphia Art Alliance opens on September 30th with a FREE public reception beginning from 6:00-8:00 PM.

    Thank you. We hope to see you there!

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