Thursday, November 17, 2011

November Newsletter Now Available

Our November newsletter is now available, and you can read it online!  For a sneak peek of what's inside the newsletter, here's the greeting portion written by our Executive Director, Ann May Woodward.  To view the entire newsletter and read more information about the great programming and events that Ann highlighted, go to

"Dear Friends,

Are you ready for some holidays? If you’re still ramping up, I want to let you know about some fun things to see and do both here at The Scrap Exchange and around town ... Where do I start?!
First off ... it’s Third Friday, and not only is it Third Friday, but it’s Art Walk weekend in Durham! This is one of the BEST and MOST FUN weekends to be in Durham ~ you have access to more than 200 artists, music, food, cool spaces, more than 20 storefront art locations and great vibes all around town. Thank you Durham Arts Council for organizing this amazing semi-annual event!
You can kick things off by coming to The Scrap Exchange this Friday night from 6 to 9pm, to get the very FIRST look at our 8th Annual Craftland exhibit in our Green Gallery. (Thank you Owen FitzGerald, our Oakwood Intern, for organizing the show!) The show offers over 20 artists selling handmade-for-the-holidays gifts and products. Be the first to get a glimpse of the offerings and enjoy snacks, refreshments, PBR, and free art-making!
Also this weekend, one of our awesome Board members, Orla Swift has organized a Swing Dance at Duke Gardens with proceeds to benefit The Scrap Exchange. Swing for Scrap will be held on Saturday, November 19, from 8 to 11:30pm at the elegant Doris Duke Center, with a beginner dance lesson at 7pm for all of you newbie swing dancers who want to come but don’t know how to dance. This is a great way to shake it during the holidays and support The Scrap Exchange! You can reserve your spot in advance by buying a ticket at our store or online through Eventbrite at Tickets will also be available at the door.

We’ll be closed on Thursday for Thanksgiving but will be open on Friday for our very own Black Friday celebration -- Smashfest! Come on out for some fun with metal bands, the opening of our Take-Apart Station, a mosaic hands-on, and the main event ... you can buy some breakable items (ceramics, plates, bric-a-brac, etc.) and SMASH them ... in a safe and respectful manner of course! A great way to have fun, get some of your holiday ya ya’s out, and celebrate the season, Scrap Exchange style.

Hope to see you out and about ... many thanks for your support.

With love and gratitude,
Ann May Woodward
Executive Director

P.S. ~ A great big thank you to outreach coordinator Rowan Martell, who after three years of organizing all of our onsite and offsite programming, has moved on to bigger and better things. We wish her all the best, and welcome Jessica Moore as her replacement. Jessica has been working for us since the beginning of the year helping organize Triangle Reuse Alliance activities, including coordinating the Reuse Rodeos. Thank you Rowan and welcome Jessica! "

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Now Accepting Applications for Craftland!

Call for Artists!

The holiday season is just around the corner, which means we are now seeking artists for our 8th annual Craftland!

Craftland is our holiday marketplace that we set up for two months each year in The Green Gallery. All items for sale at Craftland are created by local crafters and artists and are made from re-purposed materials. This year the Craftland Market will be open from November 18th through January 14.

Artists who wish to participate in Craftland will be asked to submit an application, 3 to 5 photos of their work and a $10 non-refundable application fee.

Visit the Craftland page of our website for complete details and to download an application form. The deadline for applications is November 4.

For more information, call the store at 919-688-6960 or send an email to Owen at