FABSCRAP is a non-profit recycling fabric scraps from design and fashion companies in NYC and creating opportunities for reuse. They endeavor to end commercial textile “waste” and maximize the value of unused fabric. Both their Brooklyn and Philadelphia Warehouses have reopened and FABSCRAP is jumping back into what they do best - keeping fabric from landfills. We come to you! FABSCRAP will pickup your fabric scraps as soon as possible. We aim to create the most efficient routes, so we typically schedule multiple pickups per day. Pickups routes are created every FRIDAY for the following week.If you're Looking for a sustainable jumpstart to the New Year come volunteer with us to support an organization that you love, sign up to volunteer and sort fabric. You’ll get an inside look into our recycling process learn more about textiles and fibers, and meet other like minded individuals in the community. As a thank you for your time each volunteer gets to take home 5lbs of fabric. Every three months, FABSCRAP highlights an artist or designer who utilizes textile waste in their work, and who serves as an example within their community of not only sourcing more sustainably, but also how to manipulate textile waste into something new and beautiful using their specific talent and skill set. Julie Woodard of Juicebox Workshop is Philly's featured fabric artist. Students, artists, crafters, quilters, sewers, teachers, and of course, other designers can use any material we collect that is not proprietary. Make an appointment to come to the warehouse to "shop" the scraps. Some larger pieces and Scrap Packs of smaller pieces, organized by color, are sold through our online store.
Eilandarts Center is offering week-long, themed art camps provide children with a range of classes and themes to fit any artistic interest. Students are encouraged to imagine and explore creatively, while making their own artistic masterpieces. Each week children will have the opportunity to learn a new craft. July 5-8 enjoy learning Papermaking and Sculpting, Painting and Mixed Media or Stop Motion Creations. July 11-15 try your hand at ArtSplosions! Art + Science, Love to Sew!, Combining & Creating or Animals and Art. And, July 18-22 Art Explorations, Band Camp, Nature & Art Proijects or Fantasy Sculpture & Problem Solving. COVID: Our classes are held in the big room at Eilandarts Center where we can spread out and create art in a save way. Limited spots for all classes to keep them small. Masks are not required, but feel free to wear it. Please register to save your spot.
Opening reception of the new show ’Closer Look‘ is this Friday, November 12th from 6:00-9:00 p.m. at Eilandarts Center, 10 East Chestnut Avenue. This show runs through the month and will feature art by four women, exhibiting four completely different ways of artistic expressions. Fiona Bearclaw, a talented embroiderer and artist who also creates prints from linocuts. Kate Cipriani, a south Jersey artist who works in dry and soft pastels and sells original pastel paintings, select prints, and greeting cards. Beth Fisher, of Gypsy Fish Studios, a mixed media artist inspired by nature, history and the magic that surrounds it. And, Kerry Mentzer, an artist with varied interests - painting, photography, piano and the mosaic technique picassiette. Join us next month at 5:00 p.m. on December 10th for the Merchantville Holiday Market.
Spread the word! The Merchantville Holiday Market will take place on Friday, December 10th 5-9 p.m. and Saturday, December 11th 11 a.m.-5 p.m. in downtown Merchantville and in the Station! This year Eilandarts is partnering up with the town wide Holiday Market. You can sign up for an inside table at Eilandarts Center (one 6 ft table space) or a 10x10 tent space outside. The Merchantville Holiday Market is a fine craft show featuring artists of many types, presented in the The Station and downtown Merchantville. Application for Artisans: http://www.eilandarts.com/events.html. Applications are due Tuesday, October, 26th.
Eilandarts Center in Merchantville invites you attend to their "Art from the heArt" show by Sharon Ann Smith and a Closing Reception on Friday, July 30th from 8:00-9:00 p.m. The Show will be running from June 1st through July 31st. Sharon Ann is an academically trained artist working from life in oil and watercolor. She creates museum quality paintings using skills developed by the old masters while incorporating vibrant color and lively brushwork! Each painting carries with it a love of beauty and life, and refined artistry of the highest quality that is sure to bring color and life to your home and uplift your heart.