Tickets on Sale for Scraparet!

Ellen Ciompi and Glenn Mehrbach to Perform in “Scraparet” Fundraiser Benefitting The Scrap Exchange Date: Friday, March 1, 2013 Time: wine reception at 7:00pm, performance begins at 7:30pm in the Green Gallery at The Scrap Exchange Tickets: $25; purchase online at www.scraparet.eventbrite.com Proceeds benefit The Scrap Exchange. March is Cabaret … Continue reading

A Message from Ann: March 2013

Dear Friends, After a few false starts, it finally feels like SPRING around here … and that brings a whole new round of excitement to these parts! On Saturday, March 23, we’ll be celebrating the second anniversary of Marry Durham. If you married Durham in 2010, come renew your vows, … Continue reading

A Message from Ruth: October 2013

Dear Friends, As our Executive Director Ann Woodward enjoys the final weeks of a two-month sabbatical, I am happy to report on her behalf that The Scrap Exchange remains as busy and creative as ever, thanks to an amazing team of co-workers! Our retail staff, led by Madeline James and … Continue reading

Form and Function opens November 15 in the Green Gallery

We spend a lot of our time in the presence of mass-produced tables, desks, lights and shelves. While these objects can make our lives easier, sometimes they aren’t perfect—a light is too dim, a desk is the wrong height, a table is too big. Limitations imposed by lack of space, … Continue reading

A Message from Ann: November 2013

Dear Friends, It’s great to be back at The Scrap Exchange after my sabbatical. What did I do with my two months off? I’m proud to say that my main focus was making art. And also slowing down and valuing and appreciating every day. The main lesson I came away … Continue reading

Swap-O-Rama-Rama Community Clothing Swap is BACK!

Oh yes, the SWAP-O-RAMA-RAMA is back! The most fabulous community clothing swap event ever is coming soon, so start emptying out your closets– and dudes, we want your duds too! How does a Swap-O-Rama-Rama work? It’s simple, bring your unwanted clothing (hats, shoes and accessories included), SWAP them out for … Continue reading

Swap-O-Rama-Rama at Lakewood Shopping Center

The most fabulous community clothing swap event ever is returning to Durham February 15, so start emptying out your closets– and dudes, we want your duds too!

How does a Swap-O-Rama-Rama work? It’s simple, bring your unwanted clothing (hats, shoes and accessories included), SWAP them out for new-to-you items, and create one-of-a-kind fashions with DIY sewing and embellishing stations. Continue reading

In the Green Gallery: The ABC’s of Reuse

Humans have been reusing and repurposing materials since pre-history, but it’s only been in the last century that this practice has been viewed as shameful. Through her work in the mosaic medium, artist Jeannette Brossart considers reuse a personal challenge that showcases the beauty and viability of non-traditional components. “It … Continue reading