What happens when 300 schoolchildren get together with an environmental education nonprofit and a mixed media artist? Pure Magic… and an 18 foot long Mural! Come and see for yourself at Explore Ecology/Art From Scrap’s Holiday Party.
Join us for food, drinks and art at the beautiful Watershed Resource Center (WRC) at Arroyo Burro Beach (Hendry’s Beach.) Meet our staff of environmental educators and artists. Make a holiday ornament at an Art From Scrap ornament- making table staffed by mermaids from Save The Mermaids, an environmental group that educates about single use plastics.
Part of the evening’s festivities include a Dedication and Kelp “Ribbon” Cutting Ceremony to celebrate the permanent installation of the Flows to the Ocean Mural at the Watershed Resource Center. Panels from the mural, which was a collaboration between Explore Ecology and artist Laura Denny, will be on display at the WRC so the public can enjoy this gorgeous one -of-a-kind mural inspired by Explore Ecology’s Flows to the Ocean classes.
The holidays are here and Art From Scrap has an action-packed weekend of fun planned for the Santa Barbara community! It all starts on Friday, December 6th from 6pm – 8pm with a Card Making Workshop for teens and adults. Taught by artist and Art From Scrapper Lilly Bair, this workshop is sure to fill up. Reservations are recommended. Call 805-884-0459 x11 or email here to reserve your spot. Cost: $8.00 per person.
Artist Lilly Bair
The nest morning Saturday, December 7th, Guest Artist Jason Summers will be in the Art From Scrap workshop from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. Stop by to make a “Radical Robot”. Jason’s workshops are fun for the entire family. Cost: $8.00.
Creator of Radical Robots. Jason Summers
Saturday, December 7th, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, visit Art From Scrap for our Store-Wide Sale and Open House. All items in our Retail Store will be on sale. Choose from Hundreds of Reuse Materials,; including holiday ornaments, arts and crafts supplies, paper, fabric, tile and glass. All merchandise will be discounted- 15% off ALL Store Items! 50% off Bulk Bags!
Holiday Ornaments On Sale
Then at 3:30 pm, join us for the First Annual Art From Scrap Holiday Sweater Contest. Bring a sweater with you. Make it unique at our art table. Then enter your embellished sweater in our UGLY SWEATER CONTEST! The winner will receive a $25.00 gift certificate to the Art From Scrap Retail Store.
Store Manager Tara Patrick.
We look forward to seeing you this weekend at 302 East Cota Street in downtown Santa Barbara to celebrate the beginning of the holiday season. Join us for refreshments, art, music and lots of holiday cheer!
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You might be familiar with the Art From Scrap Reuse Store on the corner of Garden and Cota Street in downtown Santa Barbara. But, did you know that Art From Scrap is a program of Explore Ecology, the largest environmental education organization in Santa Barbara County?
Recently, our Reuse Director Tara Patrick and our Interim Executive Director Stephen MacIntosh sat down to talk with Sarah Clark, host of Community Connection a local television series that airs on Cox8TV.com. Stephen and Tara had a chance to talk about our environmental education programs that educate over 18,00 students a year about water quality, waste reduction, composting and gardening. They also spoke about the Art From Scrap Reuse Store’s expanded New Hours and the weekly art workshops held every Saturday morning from 10am-12pm.
We hope you enjoy the video!
Our loyal customers asked for increased hours at the Art From Scrap Store and we listened! Starting Tuesday, November 19th the Art From Scrap Retail Store located at 302 East Cota in downtown Santa Barbara will have new improved hours. We’re increasing our open hours so shopping after school and work is more convenient. Our new hours are 11:00 am to 5:00 pm every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and 10:00 am to 4:00 pm on Saturdays .
Tara Patrick- Art From Scrap Reuse Programs Director
As an added show of appreciation to our loyal customers, the store is now offering a 10% Discount to Students and Artists.
At any given time, the Art From Scrap Store is filled with thousands of unique and amazing materials. The Art From Scrap Retail Store is open to the public and is the go-to store for artists, students and anyone looking for one of a kind items at low prices.
Costume Jewelry-Ready To Be Reused
Right now we have jewelry, tiles, paper, picture frames, wood, skateboard wheel shavings, fabric, leather… and much much more.
One Of Our Most Popular Items
We look forward to seeing you at Art From Scrap during our new open hours. Art From Scrap accepts pre-approved donations from businesses and individuals. If you would like to donate contact Tara Patrick at (805) 884-0459 x11. Donations are tax-deductible and support environmental education and related Art From Scrap programs.
Art From Scrap is located in downtown Santa Barbara at 302 East Cota Street on the corner of Garden and Cota. To learn more about the Art From Scrap Reuse Store visit ArtFromScrap.org
Allen Schiller is the artist-in-residence at Art From Scrap. Many visitors to the AFS retail store at 302 E. Cota Street are probably already familiar with his work. Have you seen the cool mini-gardens outside of the store? Or the paintings hung on the gates? Those are just some of the many ways that Allen contributes to making Art From Scrap a creative hub in downtown Santa Barbara. To show our appreciation, Art From Scrap is hosting a reception for Allen as part of the November First Thursday celebration on November 7 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Coffee Cat, 1201 Anacapa Street in downtown Santa Barbara.
Allen Schiller and Mary Price, Art From Scrap Art Director
Allen Schiller has participated in many group and solo exhibitions, taught art at UCSB and SBCC and works in acrylic, watercolor, mixed media, and assemblage. A long-time participant in the Solstice Parade, Allan has worked on the finale ensemble with Pali X-Mano many times. “Art is of vital importance,” says Schiller, “because you can recreate experiences, express feelings and even change your outlook”.
The Coffee Cat has been an Art From Scrap Gallery Annex since April 2012, featuring the work of Neal Crosbie, Esteban, Ron Robertson, Noah Erenberg, Melissa Mahoney, Massoud Abolhoda and Peter Price.
See you tonight to celebrate the work and creativity of artist Allen Schiller.
Is your costume finished yet? If not, be sure to stop by the Art From Scrap ReUse Store today. We’re open until 4:30 pm and have hundreds of items ready and waiting to be turned into the Halloween costume of your dreams (or nightmares).
What could you create from our colorful skateboard wheel shavings?
These long, curlicue strips of plastic are the byproduct of skateboard and scooter wheel manufacturing and are donated to Art From Scrap by Powell-Peralta Skateboards. They can be fashioned into wigs, clothes, party decorations… the possibilities are endless. They would also make a great Sea Weed costume, according to Julie, one of our ReUse Store shoppers.
Shopping At Art From Scrap
For A Seaweed Costume
Check our our fabric, fur, leather and more!
Reusing materials is an easy way to create a one of a kind Halloween costume, save natural resources and money.
Art From Scrap Halloween Shoppers
Lindsey and Becca
If you’re celebrating Halloween this weekend, you still have time to make a costume. The Art From Scrap ReUse Store will be open Friday: 10am-2pm and Saturday 10am-3pm.
Tara, Art From Scrap Store Manager
Happy Halloween from everyone at Art From Scrap!