Created in 2019, this one-of-a-kind “trash to treasure” art exhibit is located near the Pavilion Stage in the heart of the Fairgrounds. It is made up of 59 different pieces of art that have been welded together from recycled materials – like tractor and car parts! From a large owl sculpture to a 20-ft. great white shark, goats and waterfalls coming from the grill of an old Chevy Truck, this is an exhibit unlike anything else! Two of the featured pieces are a special Transformer-like sculpture dedicated to longtime Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer and an area with a bench and dog sculptures dedicated to former Fresno State football coach Jeff Tedford! The area is generously sponsored by EECU.
Not only does this area display incredible art pieces by local artists – it has inspired young students and a completely new competition at the Fair – “Trash to Treasures” welding competition! Look for this new competition to be expanded, as well as more incredible metal art sculptures to be debuted in 2020.