Friday, March 2, 2018

Art Salvage Spokane announces site of new store and classroom

Posted By on Fri, Mar 2, 2018 at 1:04 PM


click to enlarge The nonprofit's new home on Ash Street is just a few minutes from downtown Spokane. - ART SALVAGE SPOKANE
  • Art Salvage Spokane
  • The nonprofit's new home on Ash Street is just a few minutes from downtown Spokane.
After teasing that it would be moving into a permanent location late last year, the local creative reuse nonprofit Art Salvage Spokane announced today where that space is.

Located just minutes north of downtown Spokane, the store and classroom space is at 1925 N. Ash St., in the historic Jarrett building at the corner of Ash and Shannon. The space was most recently home to a vintage clothing and furniture store that closed last year. Other local tenants in the building are Ammonite Ink and the Lands Council's mycology lab.

Art Salvage's mission is to promote creativity and sustainability by collecting and redistributing usable art materials and other supplies that can be repurposed into creative projects. Think paint, yarn, paper, fabric, buttons, sewing notions, beads and even items like paper towel tubes, wine corks and miscellaneous trinkets, toys and doodads. The storefront location will allow the nonprofit to operate a retail space for creatives of all types to affordably purchase these materials, along with a space for onsite classes and workshops.

Art Salvage isn't accepting donations of art supplies and other materials from the public at the space until it's settled in, but will announce its donation schedule in the coming weeks. The community can help the nonprofit move into its new home at a couple of volunteer work sessions in the next week:
As Art Salvage takes this next step, the nonprofit needs the following items: clear plastic bins (medium and shoe-box sized), wood tables and chairs, an iPad (compatible with the Square point-of-sale system), a house plant or two, tools and a tool box, first-aid kit, ladder, used campaign signs (made from corrugated plastic) and a rolling utility cart.

Funding to move into this new, permanent space was partly made possible from a winter membership drive that raised $5,800. Memberships are still available, with tiers offering levels of access to sales, events, classes and discounted supply purchases. Art Salvage also was the recipient of a Spokane Arts Grant Award (SAGA).

The project was founded in fall 2014 by Spokane artist Katie Patterson Larson and is now overseen by a board of directors.
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