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Shop Small, Shop Local

Shop Small, Shop Local

  Microbusinesses represent 92 percent of all U.S. businesses. Shocking isn’t it? It’s not just the fortune 500 creating jobs and adding to the nation’s economy. Instead it’s the little guy, the locally owned stores that really need your green. In 2011, microbusinesses directly accounted for 

Gift Giving

Gift Giving

The new year will be here before you realize it and now is a great time to give to DIY Studio. We are excited to announce a couple of ways that make donations easy and beneficial. 1. We’ve are now a Participating Cultural Nonprofit and 

DIY Saturday

DIY Saturday

Join us every first Saturday of the month from  noon to 6pm for a special day of shopping. Shop for upcycled artwork from local artists, reuse art and craft materials, sign up for a class and get inspired. This is a limited shopping experience so make 

DIY Studio Open for Business

DIY Studio Open for Business

We’ve been busy sorting, unpacking and seeking out treasures for you to create with. We’ll officially open 10-22 and our hours will be Tuesday-Friday 9:30-2:30, and the first Saturday of every month noon to 6pm. We will be open some evenings and weekends for classes, 

Intro to Felting Class

Intro to Felting Class

Intro to Felting Friday, October 18, 6:30 -8:30 pm We’ll have a hoot making felted owls and go over the basic steps of creating 3-D creatures from merino wool. $20 instruction and $10 supply cost ($30 non-members, $25 members). Fun for the whole family! Preregistration 

Costume Swap!

Costume Swap!

Saturday, October 12,  1:00 – 2:30pm Save a little green while going green with DIY Studio’s costume swap. Bring a few costumes and props in good to excellent condition (no significant spots/holes) to share and in return you’ll earn tickets to concoct your Halloween costume. 

Minto Art

Minto Art

The studio has been put on pause because drywall needs to go up, and I’ve been holed up battling the icky cold that’s making the rounds. So I took my favorite girl and we headed to the hills for some fresh air and perspective. We 

Creative License

Creative License

Even the most brilliant artists sometimes doubt themselves. I am in no way brilliant and I constantly dabble in different mediums without being an expert at anything. But I’ve grown. I remember a time when I wouldn’t hang any of my artwork on a wall. 

Salem Arts Building, Our New Home Makes the News

Salem Arts Building, Our New Home Makes the News

Have you checked out the Salem Weekly for Oct 3- Oct 16th yet? There are several great articles (check out this one) and one that spotlights the Salem Arts Building and DIY Studio! We are so very lucky to be a part of their vision 

DIY Studio Found a Home!

DIY Studio Found a Home!

After a strange month of walking around asking “Are You My Mother?”, DIY Studio has found our home! We are happy to announce the historic Salem Arts Building will be the location of our creative reuse center. Located at 155 Liberty St NE, we will 

September 21, Last Day in the Mall

September 21, Last Day in the Mall

DIY Studio will be closing shop in the mall with our last day scheduled for September 21. If you haven’t visited us yet, stop in and say hi. We’ll have another Funky Junky Upcycled Jewelry class (this time focusing on earrings), our steal of a 

Salem Peace Festival

Salem Peace Festival

DIY Studio is thrilled to see you this Saturday for the sixth annual Salem Peace Festival on the grounds of Unity of Salem, 1777 Fabry Rd. S.E. Salem OR 97306, between 10:00 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. We have a handful of volunteers (many thanks) who 

More in Store, New Artists at DIY Studio

More in Store, New Artists at DIY Studio

The shop is filling up with artistic treasures. Let me introduce you to our newest artists.   Sandra Hilton Check out these lovely fiber arts creations. Sandra creative process begins with wool which she felts into pins, pictures, and sculptural cozies. Start collecting her work 

Transparency- Knowing is half the Battle

Transparency- Knowing is half the Battle

Nothing is sadder than watching a beloved non-profit close its doors without knowing your help was needed. As a customer and a donor, I know how this feels first hand and the unsettled feeling always leaves me asking a series of “what if” scenarios. “What