Seattle ReCreative keeps good stuff out the landfill so you can make art with it!
We collect from local businesses and individuals donated materials that would otherwise end up in a landfill to redistribute to our community. Proceeds from the resale of these goods help us to fund our arts programming and enable us to provide free creative materials and professional development workshops to local public educators.
We believe that art fuels innovation and collaboration, and endeavor to create a physical space and programmatic approach that reflects this belief. Our hope is that Seattle ReCreative will function as much more than a model for environmental stewardship. We see the space as a catalyst for social and intellectual enrichment. By bringing together members of our community to shop, create, experience, and discuss art and creative reuse, we aim to foster cultural and personal connection amongst artists and environmental stewards of all ages.
Our classes and creative playspace provide young children with developmentally appropriate art-making experiences, while also exposing them to adult art practices and appreciation. Workshops are conducted by artists, educators and environmental activists from both inside and outside our community.
Additionally, we have a space for rotating exhibitions of art created from salvaged materials and an artist marketplace. Gallery events will inspire artists, stimulate social connections and provide fundraising opportunities.
We believe that art has the power to change human consciousness, and that our project will challenge others to think more broadly about interpersonal and global impact.