TRASHEDart Contest

The Mercer County Library System is holding the 14th Annual TrashedArt Contest. Remake, Reuse and Renew the items you would recycle or throw in the trash into something unique and beautiful and rethink the usefulness of garbage. The contest celebrates Earth Day by encouraging patrons to turn ordinary trash into extraordinary art.

Vote for Your Favorite

Check out all the entries here: and then vote for your favorite submission below.

Thanks for your answer!

Reception and Displays

People’s Choice award winners and the grand prize winners will be announced at the TrashedArt Contest Reception on Tuesday, April 18th at 6:30 PM. Grand prize winners will be awarded for first, second and third places. The TrashedArt Contest Reception is open to the public and will be a great opportunity for library patrons to mingle and ask the artists about their work. During the reception, enjoy a special performance from the Mercer County Community College Jazz Band! Light refreshments will be served. 

To register for the TrashedArt Contest Reception, please click the link here:

Advanced registration is appreciated.

Entries must be picked up by 4:30 pm on Sunday, April 30. If prior arrangements have not been made, any unclaimed entries will become the property of the library. The Mercer County Library System will not be held responsible for any damage, theft or loss to art entries.

To view past virtual galleries, please see the following videos and blog posts:

Sponsored By

Friends of the Library Ewing Branch
Visit the Friends of the Hickory Corner Library website to learn how to become a Friend and other ways to support library programming for both adult and children and for volunteer opportunities.
Friends of the Library Hopewell Branch
Friends of the Lawrence Library
The Friends of the West Windsor Library are composed of neighborhood volunteers who work to promote and strengthen their local branch library by raising awareness about the group, the library and by raising funds for the benefit of the local library.