Beginning in August 2008 the nonprofit Landfil art Project invited professional artists to turn a
discarded hubcap into a work of art to endorse creative reuse in the stewardship of the
environment. The effort began in Pennsylvania, resonated with artists, and quickly spread. To
date, more than 1,000 artists, from every U.S. state and 52 other countries, have responded.
At its opening in the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, Winchester, Virginia, from September
7, 2014, to March 1, 2015,
Second Time Around: The Hubcap as Art will present 270 of these
objects; every state in the United States and 38 other countries are represented. From
November 10, 2015, to October 20, 2018, and assuming prospective museum venues display
sufficient interest, an abbreviated version of this exhibition—35 objects representing 22 U.S.
states (four states are represented by more than one artist) and six other countries—will tour the
United States. This tour is taking place under the auspices of ExhibitsUSA, a traveling exhibition
program managed by Mid-America Arts Alliance, a nonprofit regional arts organization based in
Kansas City, Missouri.