Collinwood Painted Rain Barrel Project
Linda Zolten Woods' Upcycled Arts Workshops are influenced by 1988 travels in India, which seems to hold a national ethic of 'no waste', in which practically everything is repaired or re-used in some way: Conservation is a way of life. She created The Collinwood Painted Rain Barrel Project which received Neighborhood Connections grants to serve Rose Center of Living Well senior citizens and nearby children for Arts & Health programming.
She was honored to receive Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson's ‘Sustainable Hero Champion’ Award at the 2014 Sustainability Summit, and has been supported by Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District to raise awareness of water conservation for residents in Greater Cleveland. Zolten Wood’s project was selected as Editor's Choice for ‘Best of Cleveland’ by Cleveland Magazine in 2016.
Her philosophy "Art For All" offers creativity to anyone who wants to try, regardless of economics or education: Everyone deserves to experience the healing of the arts in all areas of life.