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Customer Appreciation WeekThe Scrap Exchange in Durham will celebrate 22 years as a pioneer and leader in the creative reuse industry with 9 full days of special events and sales during Customer Appreciation Week, April 13-21. Scrap Exchange staff have developed Customer Appreciation Week as a way to say “thank you” to the community that has supported their mission year after year since 1991.

Storewide saleThe celebration kicks off on Saturday, April 13 with a store-wide sale that includes the ever popular fabric sale where shoppers can fill a huge bag with the loose fabric of their choice for one low price. In addition to the fabric discount, shoppers will also receive a store-wide discount on everything else in the retail store! The discount will include 50% off all other store items for Friends Club members, and 30% off for the general public. Friends Club members can also shop early for the best selection! Doors open to Friends Club members on April 13 at 8 am, and to the general public at 10 am. Friends Club memberships will be sold at the door. (Discounts apply to retail store materials only; artist items in the Green Gallery or Artist Marketplace are not included.)

While shoppers enjoy tremendous savings inside the retail store on April 13, they can enjoy art and creativity outside the store as well! Artists will be exhibiting and selling their work outside The Scrap Exchange as part of Durham’s Art Walk and Spring Market festivities, an event facilitated throughout downtown Durham by the Durham Arts Council.

On Sunday, April 14, The Scrap Exchange will offer free Open Studio in the Design Center, where supplies and equipment will be set up for customers to create art for free! The Design Center is one of the newest additions to The Scrap Exchange, and features a space to hold classes, host art parties, gather for community meet-ups, or drop in to work on an art or sewing project.

Savings continue throughout the week with a store-wide discount of 30% for Friends Club members, and 10% for the general public from April 14-April 21. Customers can also enjoy free refreshments during the week as they shop.

Festivities continue on Friday, April 19 with free Open Studio in the Make-n-Take room during the day, and a traditional Third Friday gallery opening and reception in the evening! The next Green Gallery exhibit, titled “Friends and Family”, opens on Friday, April 19 with a reception from 6-9 pm. “Friends and Family” is an annual open-hanging exhibit where Friends members, board and staff, and the community at large are invited to hang any work that incorporates strong elements of reuse. Artists of all ages, skill levels and mediums are welcome to participate. The “Friends and Family” exhibit is a true community celebration of the creative spirit that lives in all of us. Opening night festivities will include free make-and-take activities, refreshments, PBR beer and live music by pianist Ronnie Capps. “Friends and Family” runs from April 19 – May 11.

A day-by-day schedule of events follows. For more information, call The Scrap Exchange store at 919-688-6960

Schedule of Events
Check out the savings all week long during Customer Appreciation Week! Shop Saturday, April 13 for the best savings and selection.
( Discount applies to entire store (excluding Artist Marketplace and Green Gallery).

SATURDAY, APRIL 13
8:00am-10:00am Doors open to Friends Club members
10:00am-5:00pm Doors open to general public

  • Fill a bag with loose fabric for $5 or $10
  • Fill a bag with sewing patterns for $2
  • Fabric Books: $1 each
  • Store-wide discount: 50% for Friends Club members; 30% for general public
  • Free refreshments while you shop

Friends Club memberships will be sold at the door.

SUNDAY, APRIL 14
Store open 12:00pm-5:00pm

  • Fill a bag with loose fabric for $5 or $10
  • Store-wide discount: 30% for Friends Club members; 10% for general public
  • Free refreshments while you shop
  • Free Open Studio in the Design Center

MONDAY-WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15-17
Store open 11:00am-5:00pm

  • Fill a bag with loose fabric for $5 or $10
  • Store-wide discount: 30% for Friends Club members; 10% for general public
  • Free refreshments while you shop

THURSDAY, APRIL 18
Store open 11:00am-9:00pm

  • Fill a bag with loose fabric for $5 or $10
  • Store-wide discount: 30% for Friends Club members; 10% for general public
  • Free refreshments while you shop

FRIDAY, APRIL 19
Store open 11:00am-9:00pm

  • Fill a bag with loose fabric for $5 or $10
  • Store-wide discount: 30% for Friends Club members; 10% for general public
  • Free refreshments while you shop
  • Free Open Studio in the Make-n-Take room
  • Opening Reception for “Friends and Family” exhibit 6-9pm

SATURDAY, APRIL 20
Store open 10:00am-5:00pm

  • Fill a bag with loose fabric for $5 or $10
  • Store-wide discount: 30% for Friends Club members; 10% for general public
  • Free refreshments while you shop

SUNDAY, APRIL 21
Store open 12:00pm-5:00pm

  • Fill a bag with loose fabric for $5 or $10
  • Store-wide discount: 30% for Friends Club members; 10% for general public
  • Free refreshments while you shop