An artist depot or hub or pivot. You can find these all over the continent. Each have different missions.
- A place where artists can come and find materials to use for their art projects.
- A place where businesses and residences can drop off their surplus or unwanted items for artists to use in their art.
- Free and nearly free items that can be recycled, upcycled, re-purposed, reused, restored, yada yada yada to save from the depths of the landfill yet one more time.
- A place to mingle with other artists, (coffee will be on) share ideas (yeah gotta luv workshops) pick up cool art supply stuff (free and/or nearly free) and buy some wonderful gifts and home decor (handmade by artists and vendors)
At first I just took items from my own list, then I downloaded Artsjunktion's list and handed that out to everyone I knew and the little project just grew and grew.
What was supposed to be a once a week drop off to the city, soon became a garage full of stuff waiting to be delivered. The phone calls, the estates, the decluttering and all of my friends telling 2 more friends and so on.
The evolution of the "Kim Box"....yeah thats what everyone calls it.
I have to laugh and sometimes I cringe when I see a garbage bag with my name on it. Not something you expect that is the beginning of what will take you to on a new adventure......
So the age old questions:........ If I build it, will you give me your stuff and will you come?