Applications due November 22. Holiday Craft Bonanza will take place on December 7 and 8, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
For more information and an application: click here
Transforming funky junk into elegant and functional home décor is at the heart of renaissance man, Dmitry Tokarsky’s Castaway Creations. During the month of November, SCRAP Humboldt will showcase Castaway Creations and will feature items that were created from materials purchased from SCRAP. A reception will be held during Arts! Arcata on Friday November 8 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. To inspire creativity for the upcoming holiday season, during Arts! Arcata all fabric and yarn will be on sale as well as all holiday decorations. SCRAP Humboldt is a great resources for affordable D.I.Y gift materials, wrapping, gift boxes, and cards.
SCRAP Humboldt is Humboldt County’s first creative reuse center located in the South of Samoa (SOSA) neighborhood, on the corner of south G street and H street in Arcata. SCRAP Humboldt is a project of SCRAP a 501c3 nonprofit. SCRAP Humboldt plays a vital role in our community by diverting useable materials from the waste stream, educating people about creative reuse and providing inexpensive art, craft, and office supplies. More information can be found at http://www.scraphumboldt.org
Work Party! This Sunday, November 3rd from 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. Come and help make our new storage space in the Marsh Commons awesome and organized! We have a beautiful new space to sort and store our donations and we need to build shelves and clean and organize. We also will be working on our new fabric and yarn nook.There will be something for everybody to do, so if you can spare some time that Sunday, come on down and join the party!
Saturday, October 19, 2013 8 p.m.at Arcata Playhouse
Tickets are available at SCRAP*, Wildberries Marketplace or online.
Reserve a table! Four tickets, four drink tickets, popcorn and VIP seating! To reserve a table please email email@example.com
*become a member and your ticket is only $8!
A dash of Iron-Chef with a hint of Project Runway combined with our Humboldt County flair, SCRAP Humboldt presents Rebel Craft Rumble, a live crafting competition. Four teams of local artists representing nonprofits and businesses of their choices will take on creative reuse challenges and compete for the Extreme Ultimate Supreme Craft Master title. All materials are reused and gleaned from the unique and varied inventory at SCRAP Humboldt’s creative reuse center. SCRAP Humboldt’s mother organization, SCRAP has hosted this event in Portland for the past 3 years, and SCRAP Humboldt is excited to reinterpret the concept.
Meet the Judges & the Teams! Click here
What does 7 tons look like?
One elephant can weigh 7 tons.
We have diverted over an elephant’s weight in materials from the waste stream.
In August 2012, we became an official sponsored project of SCRAPin Portland, Oregon. It is at that time, that we began documenting each donation we receive by recording the weight and material type. This means that 7 tons of (re)usable materials have been donated to SCRAP Humboldt in a little over a year.
Donations come from local businesses, nonprofits, manufacturers, educational institutions and individuals. To see a list of materials we accept for donation click here.
Together we can keep usable materials out of the waste stream and get them into the hands of local artists, teachers, entrepreneurs, nonprofits, businesses, and community members.
Like the title of her jewelry line, Athena Rose believes that there is beauty and a unique essence in the things that we discard which naturally age and rust and lay forgotten in drawers, boxes and old jewelry boxes. She is the featured artist during the month of September at SCRAP Humboldt, and will host a reception on September 13 from 6 p.m.-9 p.m. as part of Arts! Arcata. SCRAP Humboldt, Humboldt County’s first creative reuse center is located on the corner of South G street and H street (101 H street) in the SoSa (South of Samoa) Neighborhood in Arcata.
As an exhibiting artist in Los Angeles in the 80’s and 90’s Athena Rose was part of the group using found objects in installations, alters and assemblages. During that time she made jewelry and continues to do that to this day.
“We are a society that favors the new, the shiny, diamonds, gold and silver to adorn ourselves. I prefer the look of objects that are old, aged or being reused in new and different ways. I have worked with found objects for many, many years and even though I have been lured into other media, I always return to the discarded, the unwanted, the left behind. There is a soulfulness to rust, to worn metal, to an aging patina. How was this object used? Who used to own it? The stories are endless and I enjoy being a part of an object’s history and never ending narrative.”
Athena currently finds herself participating in the revived Upcycle world. Her jewelry addresses our social practice of discarding and not reusing. There is a rich tradition in other areas and countries where we have left our discards – telephone wire, empty metal containers, bottle caps and others- in which these objects have been incorporated into adornment or other repurposed items. If beauty is indeed in the eye of the beholder, than we need to relook at what we think we want to get rid of and instead use what we have already made. She can be reached at RuinandRedemption@hotmail.com
Bandemonium! Kinetic Creatures! Masks, costumes and more!
Transform yourself into your favorite animal friend for the All Species Parade, taking place at 1pm on Sunday, September 22 as part of the 40th annual North Country Fair. The All Species Parade has been an integral part of the North Country Fair for several decades, encouraging participants and spectators to celebrate the diversity and interconnectedness of life on our amazing planet!
To get yourself ready, two free mask making workshops will be held at SCRAP Humboldt on September 11 and 18 from 6pm-8pm, sponsored by the Same Old People, the Northcoast Environmental Center and SCRAP Humboldt. The workshops are all-ages, and are first-come first-served (limited to 8 participants at a time). SCRAP Humboldt, Humboldt County’s home for all things creative reuse is located at 101 H street (on the corner of South G street) in Arcata.
On September 22, parade participants will rendezvous in the Bank of America parking lot to get in costume starting at the ringing of the noon siren. The Parade will begin its journey at the corner of 8th and G Sts at 1pm and proceed around the Arcata Plaza.
Local favorites Bandemonium will lead the All Species Parade along with species-themed Kinetic Sculptures, giant creatures, stiltwalkers and more!
Visit www.yournec.org/allspecies/ for more information.