UpCycle will be closed Saturday, April 26. Find us at Alexandria's Earth Day Celebration, from 10 am - 2 pm at Ben Brenman Park, 4800 Brenman Drive!
1712 Mt. Vernon Ave.
Calendar of Events
Rent Our Studio
Rent our 400sq. ft. studio space for a one-time project or on a recurring basis. Contact us for details...
Our Del Ray Yarn Bomb Holiday Tree won the DRBA's Miracle on Main Street Tree Decorating Contest!
SUMMER 2014 @UPCYCLE = FUN WITH JUNK!
Check Out Our Camp Schedule
plus...Author/Illustrator Summer Camp 2014 with Courtney Pippin-Mathur
We Do Parties
Have a creative birthday party with us! We'll customize a 2 hour party (90 minute activity) around the interests of the birthday child. Need ideas?
-Paint a mural for the birthday child
-Make upcycled jewelry
-Sew with paper or fabric
-Collage with our unique materials
-Sculpt robots, animals, you name it, out of junk
-Make recycled paper
Saturday and Sunday afternoons, cost: $250, 15 children max. Contact us to arrange a day and time!
We also can host church groups, a girls night out, team building events, scout meetings and more!
What exactly is UpCycle?
UpCycle CRC is a community resource. We collect reusable items that are used for arts & crafts and learning purposes. We organize these items and make them available to the public at affordable prices. We have fabrics and sewing notions, various papers and boards, wood bits, office supplies and artists supplies. For a complete list of the items we may have in stock, please visit Our Collection page. We also have a studio space where you can come to use our tools and supplies for your projects. Our classes and workshops utilize our reuse collection for unique art and exploratory experiences.
Find us on the 2nd level: down the driveway, up the wooden stairs, and through the double doors.
1712 Mt. Vernon Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22301
Our Current Wish List
liquid watercolor, especially yellow
mini glue gun sticks
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