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Hillsborough students turn 3,000 cigar boxes into art

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Hundreds of students at Hillsborough County schools used their creativity to make art from 3,000 cigar boxes. Hundreds of students at Hillsborough County schools used their creativity to make art from 3,000 cigar boxes.
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TAMPA, FL (WFLA) -

What would you do with 3,000 cigar boxes?

Hundreds of students at Hillsborough County schools used their creativity to make art from 3,000 cigar boxes.

Participating art classes were provided up to 20 cigar boxes – symbols of Tampa’s unique history - and were asked to transform them into works of art, all while learning the importance of repurposing and recycling objects to create something new.

The wooden cigar boxes were donated by Support the Troops, Inc. Students spent the last several months working in groups to create their work.

You can check out their art for yourself at the 3rd Annual Repurposed DooDad Art & Sculpture Competition at the Tampa Bay History Center.

Juried prizes will be awarded during a reception at the History Center Friday, May 9, at 5:30 p.m. The exhibit runs through June 1.

The History Center is located at 801 Old Water Street in the Channel District. Visit www.tampabayhistorycenter.org or call (813) 228-0097 for more information.

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