Diverting materials destined for the landfill to use in creative endeavors

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Turnip Green Creative Reuse (TGCR) is a 501c3 nonprofit designed to divert useable material from our landfill for creative endeavors through innovative programming including workshops, retail store and community education.

Mission
“Fostering creativity and sustainability through reuse.”
Description

Turnip Green Creative Reuse (TGCR) is based out of passion and research started in 2010 by founding board members. They have visited other creative reuse centers across the country bringing her knowledge to the business plan for TGCR. TGCR is being built based on a model out of Durham NC, The Scrap Exchange and Materials For the Arts in NYC.

The board of TGCR is diverse, including environmentalists, nonprofit executives, artists, and community members. With the wide range of expertise, TGCR has been able to do a lot in our community in a short amount of time. TGCR is located at 535 4th Ave. South. We share our building with Platetone Printmaking and Book Arts. We are open on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursdays from 2-6 and Saturdays from 12-4. We are also open for special events and by appointment.

TGCR has four areas of service: a retail, education/outreach, artist support and a green gallery. It is a neutral place for artists, educators, and any creative person to connect. We hold a high priority to serve the art community as well as work with children in our community, bringing them ways to create from what they see going in the trash everyday.
We survive solely on donations and project/grant funded programs.We find our strengths in furthering our mission, doing outreach and collaboration in the community. Outside of our Artist Marketplace and Green Gallery, anything you see in the store you are welcome to HAVE. If you have the ability, we’ll gladly accept a donation to help us stay open.

 





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