It's a big day for the Scrap Exchange today as the store reopens and local community groups host fundraising activities. Here's what's happening in Durham and across the Triangle.
SCRAP EXCHANGE RETAIL STORE REOPENS
@ 923 Franklin St, Durham
June 4, 10am-5pm
The Scrap Exchange reopens at 10am today in it's new home at 923 Franklin St in Durham. Stop by and see our new space which will house the retail store, warehouse, party room, Artist Marketplace, Green Gallery, offices and classrooms altogether on the ground floor of an old historic textile mill. The building is located at 923 Franklin St, Bays 1 and 2, directly behind Golden Belt in Durham.
CRAFTS AND COCKTAILS
@ Nightlight Bar and Club, 405 1/2 W. Rosemary St., Chapel Hill
June 4, 6pm-8pm
Join Nightlight on Saturday, June 4th at the Nightlight Bar & Club from 6-8 PM for the closing art reception for the RE-USE Elements Art Show! There will also be a special Crafts & Cocktails provided by the Scrap Exchange where folks can participate in an open Make N' Take Station.
This current art show was inspired by many materials and ideas by the Scrap Exchange creative re-use center in downtown Durham. The event is free to attend but donations for materials are suggested at $5. There will be arts materials, hot glue guns, tape and scissors provided. Come on down to make art, collages, cards, flyers and more!
At 7pm, the current group of artists will be available for an informal Q & A on their artistic approach, style and vision. Currently, there are 4 elements inspired installations, quilted tapestries, bike tire installations and sculptures, a giant space suit made out of old cigarette wrappers and more! Artists include: Julia Gartrell, Travis Cohn, Beth Palmer, Hunter Levinsohn, Chance Murray, Nuno Gomes, Bryant Holsenbeck, Jessye McDowell, Lee Delegard, Tracy Spencer- Stonestreet, Ashley Florence and more!
SAVE THE SCRAP BENEFIT CONCERT
@ Casbah, 1007 West Main St, Durham
June 4, 1PM - 1AM
10 Bands, 10 Hours, 10 Bucks
Featuring... Rainbow Nerd, Durham Ukulele Orchestra, The Pnuerotics, Midtown Dickens, Mary Johnson Rockers, Phil Cook & His Feat, LiLa, Hindugrass, Sara Bell and JKuchma and Thee Dirtybeats.
Help the Scrap Exchange finance their new home at 923 Franklin St in Durham!! Help the Foundry find a home!! Bring a tee-shirt to sreen-print w/ Save the Scrap!! Shed Letterpress has printed some beautiful posters... get in on those too!
"Check most any to-do or must-see guide of Durham during the last decade, and you'll find The Scrap Exchange, the Bull City's place to get previously used goods for projects on the cheap. Last month, though, a roof that collapsed after heavy rain sent both The Scrap Exchange and Liberty Arts Foundry scrambling for new homes. To aid the effort, 11 area bands—from the solo project of Megafaun member Phil Cook to the garage rock rescues of Thee Dirtybeats—play this all-day benefit. Be sure to check Midtown Dickens, who have a bevy of their best songs yet ready for their next record, and Sara Bell, the Shark Quest architect playing a rare solo show. —Grayson Currin, Independent Weekly
"...the show will be a family-friendly event that reflects Durham's musical and cultural eclecticism. Among the artists who will perform are Midtown Dickens, the Neurotics, Durham Ukulele Orchestra, Hindugrass and Sara Bell. "What we're trying to do with this event is make it a really positive event and showcase what is really great about Durham, and use that to help The Scrap Exchange," Gardner said." —Cliff Bellamy, The Herald-Sun
"Some places are Raleigh institutions, some are Durham institutions, but some places transcend the reaches of the city limit. One of those rare places is the Scrap Exchange... From all of us at ROTR, we wish you the best of luck and we encourage all our readers to donate and attend fundraising events. Damn the man! Save the Scrap!!" —Raleigh on the Rocks
BEAVER QUEEN PAGEANT
@ Duke Park Meadow, Durham
Our friends at Beaver Lodge Local 1504 will be hosting the 7th annual Beaver Queen Pageant at Duke Park Meadow today. This fundraising beaver drag celebration supports the Ellerbe Creek Watershed Association. This event will feature the latest in beaver fashion including beaver tails auctioned off during a recent Green Gallery exhibit at The Scrap Exchange. Stop by as you make the rounds in Durham today!