Next Swap-O-Rama-Rama Scheduled for January 31

The Scrap Exchange is set to host its 2015 Swap-O-Rama-Rama, a giant community clothing swap celebrating creativity over consumerism. This public event will take place on Saturday, January 31 from 10am-3pm. To participate, simply bring unwanted clothing and accessories plus a $10 suggested donation. Participants add their contributions to the … Continue reading

Message from Ann: January 2015

Dear Friends, Happy 2015! And thank you thank you thank you! Without the ongoing support of folks like you we wouldn’t be here, doing what we do— making affordable resources available to educators, artists, and over 150,000 store visitors each year offering educational and creative programming at our location and … Continue reading

“Durham Sparkles” Opens January 16 in the Cameron Gallery

Durham Sparkles:  The Art of Community Festivals and Parades curated by Cathy Kielar and Paola Kipp January 16 – February 14, 2015 Opening Reception: Friday, January 16 from 6-9 pm Durham, North Carolina is a town that loves to party, playing host to a wide variety of fairs, festivals and parades each year. … Continue reading

Holiday Hours

The Scrap Exchange will observe the following holiday hours for Christmas and New Year’s. Christmas Holiday Hours 12/24 Retail store closes at 3pm 12/25-26 Closed 12/27-12/30 Open 10-7 New Year’s Holiday Hours 12/31 Retail store closes at 3pm 1/1 Closed

Signed, Sealed, Delivered II Opens December 19 in the Cameron Gallery

The next exhibit in the Cameron Gallery at The Scrap Exchange features mail art sent to the Durham creative reuse arts center’s new home from around the world.  Mail art (also known as postal art and correspondence art) is an art medium centered around sending small scale works through the … Continue reading

Shop from our Craftland Artists December 13


Do your holiday shopping at Craftland Holiday Market and support local creative re-use artists! We have a great variety of artists lined up for this Saturday, December 13! Pretty enough to eat, eco-friendly soaps from ELK Soaps Imaginative mixed-media creations from Saint 508 Paper Poseables’ Poplocks to spark ideas for … Continue reading

Rick wrote in a Google review:

“I’ve been wanting to go to the Scrap Exchange for several years, but didn’t take the time until recently. What a fabulous idea to create a place for people and businesses to donate items that would otherwise end up in the dump. And even more fabulous that the concept is to make art with these items. As a general contractor, I was able to make some donations of sample materials that would have otherwise been thrown away. Before you toss something in the trash, check the website to see if they accept donations for that item. You might be surprised. They have all kinds of stuff. I also took the opportunity to use the Make and Take Room for a random art project. It’s nice to get the creative juices flowing using random materials. This is a great place for kids and adults also.”
Source: Google Reviews