DIY Fest

Thanks for coming out to DIY Fest 2016! This was a great event!

Event photos available on our Facebook page and on social media with the hashtag #DIYFestDurham.

Play! Create! Celebrate!

Help us celebrate 25 years in creative reuse

with a day of food, fun, and music!!!

Saturday April 16th, 2016

11:00am – 5:00pm 

2050 Chapel Hill Road

Activities for all ages

Free! Donations welcome!

DIY Fest (Do-It-Yourself Festival) brings together artists, makers, and other creative individuals to celebrate Durham’s innovative do-it-yourself spirit, featuring kids’ activities, free demos, artist and maker vendor booths, food, music, and fun!

“We are excited about this opportunity to celebrate Durham’s innovative DIY-spirit,” noted Scrap Exchange Executive Director Ann May Woodward, “and look forward to playing and learning with the community at DIY fest!” Woodward will be on hand to discuss The Scrap Exchange’s vision for the redevelopment of the north end of the Lakewood Shopping Center.

Artists and Makers will be set up in our outdoor courtyard along with Kids Zone, games, and more! Live music and Eco Lounge presentations will happen on our outdoor patio stage. DIY Stations, Make N’ Take, and our Design Studio will be available indoors for more hands-on creative opportunities. Take home one of a kind trinkets built by yourself, an artist, or a ROBOT! Enjoy live presentations on sustainability, and unleash your inner child with carnival games, the DIY Puppet Theater, or free-range exploration!

Fantastic Food! Featuring:

CJ’s Street Food

Pelican Snoballs

The Parlour

Awesome Bands! Featuring:

The Bulltown Strutters

Tiny House

Super Speakers, Artists, and Makers!

Including but not limited to:

Talks on:

Sustainable Development in the African Bush

Getting Some Solar Into your Life

How to make Shrubs

Reducing Waste in Durham: Let’s do it together!

​Skills in:

Wood Carving


Block printing

Collage making

Sculptural reuse

Mosaic making


CNC routers

3D printer

t-shirt press

Community mural

and more!

DIY Fest Press Release: Here

Check out the program and map, below! (click to enlarge)





A big thank you to our partner Bull City Play Streets
for helping us Play! Create! Celebrate! with the Lakewood and greater community of Durham!

bull city play streets logo




 Established in 1991, our mission at The Scrap Exchange is to promote creativity, environmental awareness, and community through reuse.

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