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Art Parts Creative Reuse Center

Cause Area

  • Arts & Culture
  • Community
  • Environment

Location

3080 Valmont RoadSuite 120Boulder, CO 80301 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

To inspire and support creativity, community, and resource conservation through the collection and redistribution of reusable materials from industry and residents, and to provide art and educational programs and venues that encourage reuse.

Description

Art Parts Creative Reuse Center was founded in April 2011 by Denise Perreault, a textile and bead artist and long-time resident of Boulder. As an artist, Denise is fascinated about the stories inherent in found materials, and their unlimited potential for use in art, creative learning, and inventiveness. In 2010 , Denise rescued surplus materials from a Boulder business destined for the landfill. Denise used the surplus materials in an outdoor art installation surrounding the rehabilitation of the historic Hannah Barker House. She realized that other artists would love to use the
surplus and used materials many Boulder retailers, business owners, and the general public were landfilling because they didn’t fit into the typical recycling waste streams. Art Parts was founded to fill the vast waste diversion gap that exists between Ecocycle’s traditional recycling, the ReSource deconstruction yard, and the 49 thrift stores located in Boulder County.

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