This past Saturday, Katie Patterson Larson, the founder of Art Salvage, opened her home to volunteers and shoppers to celebrate the one year anniversary of Art Salvage.
What is Art Salvage you may ask?
Art Salvage’s website states that they are “Spokane’s first creative reuse center dedicated to sustainability, community, and creativity. Art Salvage offers a place to donate your unused art materials, a place to buy affordable art materials, and a place to be creative. Most people have leftovers from projects or materials that have been saved but will never be used. Businesses have seconds, damaged goods, or out of season materials that are not needed anymore. By gathering all of these unused things together in one place we create an accessible and inspiring place to load up on art materials. Because Art Salvage is supported by donations the materials are affordable, always changing and more varied than what you might find in a traditional art or craft store”.
There were supplies to make your own name tag. I made my name tag from a piece of aqua formica interior design sample that had an atomic inspired boomerang pattern on it.
You could grab a bag and fill it with art and craft supplies. All the items were very reasonably priced. I bought a cool magazine, a wooden cat figurine, a matryoshka doll, some wooden tiles with words on them, and eight carpet squares for only $10!
There was wine and food for guests to enjoy.
Katie made this cool state of Washington mixed media art piece with found and donated objects.
While I was sitting on the couch sorting through my finds I looked over and saw this photo on Katie’s shelf of me and her at the Spokane Arts Costume Ball.
Tomorrow Art Salvage will be set up at Thursday Winter Market at Buddhio (915 S Perry St) from 3-6. Drop by for their Make-and-Take Yarn Garland event. Click here for more info.
Art Salvage is on the search for a storefront for a retail space. If you have any leads please contact Katie.