Recycle, Remodel, Reuse, Recreate.

R3Creators make recycled and upcycled art out of items that would normally be trashed or simply forgotten, making these items usable again. A variety of cool and unique projects are made from these items, but the signature pieces are Skateboard Deck Chairs, Inspiration Desks (childrens’ school desks redesigned), Second-Chance Bowties (bow ties made from neck ties) and tumblers/shot glasses.


The idea for R3Create came about when Sylvia and Dana Rivers moved into their first home and found there were so many outdated items in the house that they didn’t want, including door knobs, light fixtures, fans, sinks, toilets and more. Everything was in perfect working shape so it seemed wrong to throw them away, so some things were donated and others were put into use in different ways. This was the moment that the vision for R3Create started.

But who are Dana and Sylvia? Sylvia has been in love and involved with art as long as she can remember, being inspired by music and urban art/design. She attended Ball State and received a degree in Industry & Technology with a printmaking minor. She creates digital designs with an urban graffiti feel, participating in RAW Indianapolis in the past on her own and once with R3Create. Dana’s art comes in the form of repairing automobiles and tinkering with anything mechanical, which is what makes R3Creators the perfect team. Sylvia has the artistic vision while Dana makes things functional. While the art life is a new area for Dana (who served in the US Army for 13 years), it’s a fun, new adventure!


There’s something for everyone from R3Create, with pieces ranging from $5 to $350. You can find these creations on the R3Creators website and on Etsy. “We just really want to get our name out and try to change the way people see trash. Our main goal for Inspiration Desks is to have a few of them in local schools to encourage and spark creativity.”

This will be the first year for R3Creators to be showing at ORANJE, but the pair has been to the event in the past. “We’re most excited really to see all of the other artists and get a chance to introduce ourselves a bit. Everyone should definitely come to the show, you never know what cool things you might see! Especially stop by our booth, we guarantee to have items that you won’t typically see anywhere else. Definite conversation pieces.”


“From something, to something better…”

You can find R3Creators on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.

ORANJE 2013 Lineup

We’re so excited to announce the ORANJE 2013 lineup for October 12 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds!

First, we’d like to give a big thanks to everyone who submitted to be a part of ORANJE. We wish we had room for more, as it was a tough decision for our music and art juries. We take submissions every year from April 1 through May 31 via our website, so if you missed it this year, you can start preparing for ORANJE 2014 in the meantime!

Artist Lineup:

  • Mike Altman
  • Iggy Arana
  • Stella Brickel
  • Phil Cecil
  • Caren Charles
  • Callie Croom
  • Homeless Cop
  • Jonathan Foerster
  • David Gerena
  • Drew B. Hall
  • Izaak Hayes
  • Mallory Hodgkin
  • Christina Hollering
  • Amanda Keller
  • Melissa Kinnett
  • Robert A. James
  • Bruce Lowenthal
  • Lauren Maurer
  • Kristen Neufelder
  • Quincy Owens
  • Jason Rowland
  • Stuart Sayger
  • Susan Shorter
  • Jimm Showman
  • Gavin Smith
  • Jon Smith
  • Ryan Spencer
  • Starsprinkle Supercollider
  • Josh “Shadow” Tennison
  • Tatu Billy Witch Doctor
  • Justin Vining

Music Lineup:

  • Rugged Russian Bear
  • Shimmercore
  • Landmarks
  • Black Cat Rebellion
  • The Bearded Lucys
  • Jomberfox
  • Tied To Tigers
  • The Bright White
  • Swig
  • Audiodacity
  • PoundPoundPound
  • jFET
  • Magnetic
  • Jeremy Daeger
  • DJ Christian
  • Cool Hand Lex

As part of the music lineup, we’ll also have a Beats & Breakfast Lounge presented by Bringing Down The Band and Cut Camp, including Rusty Redenbacher, The ProForms, John Stamps, Ghost Town Collective, Breakdown Kings, Jaecyn Bayne, Indian City Weather, Grey Granite, Blake Allee, DJ Monte Carlo, SIrius Blvck, The Lost Kings and R-Juna & 3rd Eye Visionaries.