Monday, June 28, 2010

Call for Artists! Friends and Family Show

Are you an established artist? Are you a young artist? Are you an artist in the making?

Whatever your age or experience, The Scrap Exchange wants YOU! The upcoming July/August exhibit in our Green Gallery will feature our "friends" in the community, and our "family" here at The Scrap Exchange. Our Friends and Family Show is an open-hanging exhibit where we celebrate the scrap art that is created by artists of all ages, experience, styles and mediums here in the Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill community. The show will open on Friday July 16 from 6-9 pm and will run through August 14.

We do have a few rules: Artists may submit a maximum of two pieces. Make/bring your own label(s). Items must incorporate reworked, repurposed, reused, or reclaimed materials (preferably from The Scrap Exchange!). All items must be for sale. The commission split will be 60/40, with 60% of any sale going to the artist. We will be hanging salon style and filling up every inch of the gallery with awesome artwork made by our Friends and Family! Any art medium is accepted, and all ages are welcome to contribute.

Artists can hang or display their work during the following store hours prior to opening night:

Sunday July 11, 3 pm - 5 pm
Monday July 12, 3 pm - 5 pm
Tuesday July 13, 3 pm - 5 pm
Wednesday July 14, 3 pm - 7 pm

The opening reception for our Friends and Family exhibit will be Friday July 16 from 6pm-9pm.
Opening night festivities are open to the public and will include refreshments, free art making and live music by the Brass Band.

So get to work and prepare a piece (or two!) of scrap art to hang in this upcoming show! Last year's Friends and Family Show was amazing. We can't wait to see what our "friends and family" prepare for us this year.

(Questions? Call The Scrap Exchange at 688-6960 during store hours with any additional questions you may have about this show! We will do our best to answer them.)

Friday, June 25, 2010

Plastic Bag Frenzy!

Check out what can be done with all those plastic bags you have laying around!

Iron on designs!

Filth Wizadry

Durable material!

Etsy Labs

Make your own chunks of... stuff!


Air Bears!

Alright, let's get movin'!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Upcoming Events at The Scrap Exchange

Time passes so quickly at The Scrap Exchange, and it seems there are always more tasks to do than hours in the day. Staff and volunteers work constantly to create a great shopping experience in our retail store and to create or host events that help promote the concept of reuse in our everyday and creative lives.

Here is a list of upcoming special events and promotions that you can participate in with The Scrap Exchange.

  • Friday, June 18, 6pm - 9pm Green Gallery Opening at The Scrap Exchange
    "Carolina Mixed Media Guild" exhibit

  • Friday June 18, 6pm-9pm, Indy Week Best of the Triangle Party at Golden Belt
    Help us celebrate our "Best Salvage/Reuse Business" Award!

  • Saturday June 19, Durham Public Library Summer Reading Kickoff at Main Library
    10am-2pm We will be there - stop by our table and make some art!

  • Tuesday June 22, 6pm - 8pm, "Green Drinks" hosted at The Scrap Exchange
    More info available at

  • Every Tuesday in our retail store: "Two-fer Tuesday" sales specials
    Like shopping at The Scrap Exchange? Save even more every Tuesday with our Buy One, Get One Free sale items

  • Every Wednesday in our retail store during the summer:
    Extended summer hours are in effect!
    Shop till 7 pm every Wednesday at both the Scrap Exchange and Durham Farmers Market

  • Saturday July 3, 10 am-11:30 am "Children's Independence Day Parade"
    Parade with your kids down Foster Ave in Central Park. The Scrap Exchange will have a station set up at 10am to decorate your bicycle, stroller, scooter, wagon or skateboard. Then line up and parade down Foster St at 10:45. Cool off with refreshments following the parade. More info at

Hope to see you soon!