ArtStart is an award-winning, non-profit arts organization dedicated to
providing quality arts education for children and adults. Since its inception
ArtStart has initiated a number of innovative programs and projects that focus
on the link between the arts and the environment. These programs include the
ArtScraps Creative Materials Reuse Store, Eco-Journeys Art Residency and Summer
Programs, and the community-based ScrapMobile program.
ArtScraps is an
innovative concept that combines waste management with art making! In a unique
partnership with businesses and manufacturers, ArtScraps collects scraps,
overstock, factory rejects, and other items normally destined for the landfill.
ArtScraps makes these products available to teachers, parents, artists, scout
leaders, day care providers -anyone working with children or interested in
reducing waste through reuse of discardable materials.