The average family brings home 1,000 plastic bags every year. It is time for us to switch from a disposable society to one which reduces, reuses and recycles. This show will help spread the message that we care about our planet and do not want to just consume until there is nothing left. We are certain that we will all make a difference.

OPEN SPACE has asked 125 artists from around the world to donate their time and talent to this cause in the form of custom-designed tote bags. The bags will be on display and available to purchase at OPEN SPACE from April 12th thru May 3rd and will also exist on this site during and after the show for all to see and purchase. 100% of the profits from the sales of the show will go to the Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, an amazing New York-based organization committed to environmental education and advocacy.


About the Charity

The Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, Inc., is a story of people who have given of themselves as members, as supporters, and as volunteers - people who have dreams for a better world and an unwavering belief that, as individuals, we can make a difference in bringing about a cleaner, safer world for ourselves and future generations. Clearwater conducts environmental education, advocacy programs and celebrations. The nucleus of the activities is to protect the Hudson River, its tributaries and related water bodies, and to create public awareness of the estuary's complex relationship with the coastal zone. A magnificent natural design blending the fresh-water streams of the Adirondacks with the salt tides of the Atlantic, the Hudson is a prime example of an estuary's ecosystem that, as a type, ranks second only to rain forests in biological productivity.