Upcycle Tucson is a creative reuse arts center, where you can:
- Buy inexpensive, gently used materials for arts and crafts projects – SHOP!
- Convert discarded items into decorative art and functional items – CREATE!
- Be ‘green’ by keeping materials out of our landfills – DONATE and ADVOCATE!
UPCYCLING, or creative reuse, is the process of taking materials or products that are unwanted for their original function and, through imagination and creativity, transforming them into pieces of art, home decoration, or other useful items. Don’t throw clean, reusable materials into the landfill. Instead, UPCYCLE them into something NEW and BEAUTIFUL. Not sure how to do that? Stop by and take a class in the Upycle Tucson Classroom! Even the signs are upcycled pieces of art!
Upcycle Tucson is open to the public Wednesday-Saturday 10am-5:30pm, starting October 2016! Artists and casual creatives can find exactly what they need for their next creative project while saving tons of “trash” from ending up in a landfill. Join them for their Grand Opening Event on Saturday October 1st! They have lots of fun planned just for you!
Celebrate Tucson’s first creative reuse arts center! Say you’re going to the Grand Opening Event on Facebook!
9:30 am: Ribbon-cutting with Councilwoman Karin Uhlich
10:00 am: Retail store and artists’ marketplace open; refreshments
1:00 pm: “Native Creative” session for adults – find your inate creativity! (classroom)
3:00 pm: “Digital Demolition” – adults dismantle electronics to harvest digital bling for art projects (classroom)
9 am – 3 pm: The button art of Halina will be displayed in front of the store!
Examples of items you might find in the warehouse:
- Pirelli calendars
- Lots of metal bling
- Arts and crafts supplies
- Halloween items like fake femur bones
- Vintage furs
- Fabrics and fibers
- Even the guts of an old piano!
The Artists‘ Marketplace has great upcycled art, all done by local artists. All types; all price ranges.
The Classroom is the perfect place to try something new! Or give back to the community by teaching a class of your own!
A Creative Reuse Arts Center
924 W. Grant Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85705
Coming in October 2016