It’s Coming… Art Supply Swap 2018

Last year the library was packed with art supplies that I can’t wait to see what comes through the doors this time around.

Give a second life to all those forgotten art and craft projects and donate them to the library for this free swap. Now’s the perfect time to give space to new projects that are important to you now.

Who/What: Artists and crafters are invited to clean out their supply closets and bring in their unused paints, brushes, fabric, yarn, thread, rick-rack, canvas, crayons, markers, coloring books, scrapbook paper, beads, embroidery floss, scissors, rubber stamps, die-cuts, stickers, glue, lace, buttons, bottle caps, corks, and any other arty-crafty goodies to trade for new-to-you supplies.

Where/When: Items may be dropped off at the Library’s 2nd floor “Ask Here” desk starting Saturday, April 21 and continuing until the swap begins at 1 p.m. on April 28. Donors will receive a ticket giving them first access to the loot at 1 p.m. At 2 p.m., doors open to all.

All donated items must be clean and usable. No aerosols or empty food containers will be accepted. Questions? call 503-588-6315.

I’m so happy that this partnership has continued with the Salem Public Library and Marion County Environmental Services. While working at Marion County I had the opportunity to partner with the Salem Public Library to create three different swap events. The first one was a Homecoming Clothing and Accessory Swap, then we promoted Blue Jeans Swapping. And then the Art Supply Swap. It was so much fun to see folks so happy with their new to them supplies. Let’s continue this lovely tradition and hip hip hooray for the Salem Public Library (ahem Ann Scheppke!) for spearheading this awesome community event!

Below are photos from last year. I hope to see you there! Facebook Event Link

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