Trash to Treasure, a unique reuse center, known for its annual signature event, Trash2Art, is doing something a little different for their annual public awareness event in 2016.

“The public has a much greater understanding and appreciation for “repurposed” and “scrap” art now than it did eight years ago when we held our first Trash2Art experience at ArtServe,” says Casey Eckels, co-founder of the organization. “This year we want to focus on a critical environmental issue instead, and the most urgent one to us is our water.”

Eco Art Film Fest will be three days of documentary films focusing on water issues, pollutions, newly discovered ocean “garbage patches”, and social justice issues. Beginning on Thursday, May 26 with an opening night reception and opening film, the fest will continue 10am to 10pm, Friday and Saturday, May 27 to 28.

Cost is by suggested love donation: $5/students, $10/individuals, $15/family, for all three days. Those who cannot pay may volunteer for the three days instead.

“This information is too important to the planet right now,” says Eckels. “We don’t want anyone to miss out just because they don’t have a couple of bucks to come in.”

Location: ArtServe, 1350 E. Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. Info, visit