RiPPLe Art

The RiPPLe Art program began in 2008 when We Love Clean Rivers volunteer, Jenn Reilly, founded the RiPPLe Effect—to inspire people to make sustainable lifestyle choices through art. RiPPLe Effect originally consisted of one event, the RiPPle Art Auction, where Jenn put together a team of local artists and had them sort through trash collected out of the Clackamas River during the annual Down the River Clean Up event. The artists then had one month to turn their trashy findings into art to be displayed and auctioned off at the Auction. The event was a huge hit and has since become not only an annual fundraiser and educational celebration, but also an on-going awareness program aimed at promoting sustainability, stewardship, recreation, FUN, and reuse through art!