Creative reuse center

Creative reuse center


Photos courtesy of The Scrap Exchange

The Scrap Exchange in Durham promotes environmental awareness and creativity through reuse of donated materials. The busy center boasts a store, green art gallery that showcases artists using reclaimed materials, and a Make and Take studio open to the public.

Ongoing events include workshops where trained staff integrate a teacher's classroom goals into an educational arts experience, helping kids transform clean industrial discards into science inventions, costumes for plays and toys for fun. The fee is $100 per hour for up to 15 children; $5 for each additional child. There are also professional development workshops for teachers seeking fresh ideas for projects. Contact Lindsey Miller at (919) 213-1278 or visit

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