May, 2018-BoldPas is the new annual one-day art takeover of Old Pasadena, California and Waste Art won a space to create a 167' long public art installation. Post-event news said; "The piece that stood out the most was the Waste Parade by Todd Bank. The piece is modeled after the world-famous Tournament of the Roses, but what makes his art unique from the flower covered floats is the fact that Bank’s floats are covered in non-recyclable material and waste. His purpose behind the piece is to raise awareness about the waste of reusable material being dumped into landfills."
JUSTICE LA-Jail Bed Drop
What was the jail bed drop? Justice LA and Los Angeles-area artists collaborated to place over 50 jail beds throughout L.A. County on Christmas Eve, 2017, as a reminder of the thousands of people incarcerated in L.A. County jails during the holiday season. The jail beds were also to further conversation about LA Counties $3.5B expansion of the world’s largest jail system instead of community-based alternatives to incarceration. Pictured right is WASTE ART's jail bed drop in Malibu, California.
April 2017, Waste Art was invited to speak about its sustainable art project at the Discovery Cube LA for Earth Day. Waste Art's founder, Todd Granger Bank, brought vibrant and colorful wall artwork samples to demonstrate his method for converting waste materials into sustainable art for private collections or public display. The Discovery Cube celebrates Earth Day with a month long calendar of programs and activities for Southern California families.
Night on Broadway
Athens Services and Pearl Fulton Corporation sponsor WASTE ART's Great Wall of Waste sustainable art installation at the 2017 Night on Broadway. The Night on Broadway is a free arts and music festival produced in celebration of Councilmember José Huizar’s Bringing Back Broadway economic development initiative. Over 70,000 people came to see some of the wildest acts and works of art. The Great Wall of Waste was highlighted in the very center of the festival and was a huge hit with the crowd!